Phonics is a branch of linguistics where the sounds and physical properties of human speech sounds are studied. Phonics reading is highly essential in every child education.
I believe teaching children phonics will help them in many ways in life. In the first instance, phonics reading is very important in helping children to learn how to spell words. It will be impossible for a person to spell any word correctly if the person is not able to recognize the sounds of the letters used in forming the words. When a child is taught phonics, the child will be able to recognize sounds in words and will be able to spell them correctly.
In my years of experience as a teacher, I have realized that children have problem in reading because they are not able to recognize the sounds of the letters of the alphabet in the words they read. Phonics reading will help children to recognize and associate sounds of the letters of the alphabet in the word they read. This will help them to improve in their reading skills and efficiency. In other words, it will be difficult for a child to improve in his reading skills if the teaching of phonics is removed from their curriculum.
Phonics reading helps also to increase a child's fluency in reading. Fluency in this context is not limited to reading fast. It also means reading text accurately. When a child is taught phonics properly, the child will find reading easy. The child will not only read accurately but also quickly. Reading quick and correctly is another benefit of phonics reading.
Phonics reading is also necessary for the improvement of a child's reading comprehension. It is impossible for somebody to understand a word that is not properly pronounced. When a child learns how to pronounce a word very well, the child will be able to comprehend what he or she reads. Reading comprehension is another benefit that can be derived from phonics reading. Phonics reading will also help a child in acquiring more vocabulary on daily basis. When a child is able to pronounce a word correctly, the child will be able to understand the word. Children normally use in their words that they understand in their daily speech.
Children have to develop more confidence in themselves before they begin to vocalize more. This begins the moment they realize that they can pronounce words correctly like older people. It is only through phonics reading that children will develop the ability to pronounce words very well. So, if you want your child to develop confidence and become more vocal in the future, you need to teach him or her phonics.
I am child- friendly with a good sense of humor that helps ease and relax pupils in order to create a type of relationship that makes our interaction cooperative.
I taught at Cedar Oak School as a preschool/primary teacher and a Reading Defaults Teacher from 2014-2017. I also worked as an English/Diction teacher at Heirs Of Promise School in 2017.
I possess teaching skills that enables pupils with inadequate reading and problem solving skills to properly interpret and comprehend through one on one interaction that goes beyond text book exercises.I was awarded for public speaking and reading skills at Meadow Hall Public Speaking Training in 2016.
I apply different teaching concepts until desired goals are achieved. My aim is to support pupils and help them develop academic independence as well as sound critical thinking, emotional and psychological skills that are not limited to subject teachings.
I do not teach route learning technique except when necessary, in the case of multiplication tables; I strictly teach with concepts which help pupils to relate with their immediate environment at home.
B.Sc Social Sciences
National Open University of Nigeria
Class TeacherJan 2014 - Aug 2017
Cedar Oak School
Subject Class Teacher, Curriculum and teaching technique supervisor, Reading Makeup Class Teacher
Head TeacherAug 2017 - Jan 2018
Heirs of Promise School
Supervisor, Diction Teacher, Reading Makeup Class Teacher and Junior Secondary School English/Literature Teacher
Curriculum Developer/Staff Training FacilitatorSep 2018 - Oct 2018
I designed the school's curriculum and developed educational programs and instructional materials for them. I also assisted the teachers in the implementation of the curriculum and I will evaluate how well it's working after a period of use.