A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n
Research-Based Instruction in Reading
Student Achievement and School Accountability Conference
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Some Cautions about Phonics Instruction
- Phonics instruction is not an entire reading program for beginning readers.
- "The best way to get children to refine and extend their knowledge of letter-sound correspondences is through repeated opportunities to read." -Becoming a Nation of Readers.
- Approximately two years of phonics instruction is sufficient for most students. If phonics instruction begins early in kindergarten, it should be completed by the end of first grade. If phonics instruction begins early in first grade, it should be completed by the end of second grade.