A method of teaching elementary reading and spelling based on the phonetic interpretation of ordinary spelling.(noun)
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Use "phonics" in a sentence
"A solid foundation in phonics is now requirement in UK schools, starting from around age four."
"In general, phonics is better for kids who are in danger of never learning to read, while whole word is better for helping smarter kids read faster."
"This dichotomy between “whole language” and phonics is false."