Struggling Readers/Phonics - Graded Readers
Submitted by Paul Rogers on March 29, 2017 - 9:45am
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I have been teaching adult ESL learners how to read English by using Graded Readers and focusing on phonics. My Readers begin with short, appropriate dialogues, leading to stories, poems and essays; and my phonetic approach is also “graded” in the sense that I prioritize the lessons in an order of importance. In class the students almost always read out loud.
Do you use phonics? While searching for research on phonics, I came across the following observation about teaching children phonics which I believe also applies to Beginning adult English learners:
“When a child is taught phonics, the child will be able to recognize sounds in words and will be able to spell them correctly.
Children have problems in reading because they are not able to recognize the sounds of the letters of the alphabet in the words they read. ... It also means reading text accurately.”
Phonics for Adult ESL Students LINC Themes. ... Literacy - High School to Adult Illustrated LINC/Life Skill Theme Units Finally a phonics book specifically for adult and young adult ESL students. This book includes an audio CD.