“Cracking the Code: Phonics and High Frequency Words for Beginner Readers”

I am delighted to invite you all to a talk that I am giving in Wexford Town Library on November 7th at 7.30 pm. It’s called “Cracking the code: Phonics and High Frequency Words for Beginner Readers”.  The lovely staff  have told me that booking is recommended. You can book your place by phoning +353 53 9196760

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I will be demystifying phonics. What it is. Why we teach it. How you can help your child successfully “sound out” words.

Phonics is only one aspect of literacy that beginner readers must learn.

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What happens when my child tries to “sound out” a word and it doesn’t “sound out”?!!! Children also need to build a “lexicon” or word bank. There will be lots to explore here:What are High Frequency words? Are they the same as Dolch Words?! Why should my child know them and what can I do to help?

Here are a few teasers! I am not going to explain. Hopefully you will be intrigued enough to come on the night!!!Screen Shot 2013-11-01 at 15.04.01 Screen Shot 2013-11-01 at 15.04.13

At the end of the night you will leave knowing all of my top tips, my favourite websites for phonics and HFW word games, and a list of my favourite authors for emergent readers and lots, lots more.

Please share this page with your friends who have little ones who are learning to read.

I hope to see you there!

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh 🙂


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