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Phonics Worksheets

Phonics worksheets are a great way for young learners to practice phonics lessons. Help your little ones learn to read with the help of JumpStart’s free phonics worksheets.

What is Phonics?

Phonics is the system of relationships between the sounds and letters of a language. When your child's kindergarten teacher tells him that the letter 'G' is pronounced as //guh// (as in 'gap') she is teaching him phonics.A child that has mastered phonics can read and spell better and knows which letters he needs to use for writing words. Mastering phonics helps your child to read quickly, without stumbling over words or sounds. This improves his comprehension skills and makes him a better reader. However, it is important to teach phonics in a systematic and sequential way and make sure he gets lots of practice before moving on.

How to Teach Phonics

You can do this by having him read short, simple books that contain the sounds or words he is working on. Choose books that he is likely to find interesting and use different voices for the characters. Listen to him read aloud daily and encourage him to slowly sound out words he stumbles upon. But if he still doesn’t get it, sound it out for him before he gets discouraged. Ask him questions about the text to boost his comprehension.

Printable Phonics Worksheets

JumpStart’s wide range of printable phonics worksheets covers important lessons in reading. Our kindergarten phonics worksheets help five year olds learn the consonant sounds. With first grade phonics worksheets, you can help your six year old learn the vowel sounds and sound out CVC words. Help your seven year old master consonant and vowel blends and learn all about word families with our fun second grade phonics worksheets. Just print our free phonics worksheets, grab a pencil and start your young learner on the road to reading!

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