APPROACHES TO TEACHING PHONICS ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS

OVERVIEW

Understanding the different approaches to teach phonics is imperative to your success as a 

reading teacher.  We have been uniquely and wonderfully made by God so teachers need to be 

able to instruct in a variety of ways to meet those differences.  There are several different 

approaches to phonics that are thoroughly discussed in our textbook.  Dive deep into 

understanding each of the different approaches so you will be able to use them when teaching 

phonics during your classroom instruction.   

INSTRUCTIONS

Putting it into Practice:

You have a student who is struggling with your synthetic approach to teaching phonics.  Starting 

in Ch. 6 on page 153 section 6-5, your textbook gives you several different Approaches and 

Guidelines for Teaching Phonics.  Explain two alternative approaches to phonics instruction that 

you could use to help this student instead of using only the synthetic approach.  Describe two 

specific approaches with examples.  Avoid discussing “Specific Teaching Strategies” described 

in Section 6-6.

 Compose at minimum a 250-word response using proper grammar, spelling, and 

mechanics.

 Adhere to current APA formatting.

 Both alternative approaches described must be found in the course textbook. 

 Present your findings in one Word document using at least two direct quotes needing in-

text citations with your references cited on a separate page.  Ensure each in-text citation 

from your textbook is made according to current APA format.