Teaching phonics and syllabification for reading long words is fun and meaningful to children when using their own names as a starting place.
Their names are not only the first words young children usually learn to read and spell, they hold enormous meaning and power for the child. Why not harness that energy to teach important reading skills such as phonics, syllabification, and spelling?
With suggestions for teaching letter-sound relationships, initial letters, rhyming words and syllabification, the resource shows how using the children’s names builds on the foundation of and utilises what they already know.
The resource includes suggestions that are suitable for the first three years of school and can be used from the very first day.