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Introducing children to the world of words

MV Elementary adopts phonics-based method to teach kids reading

Most of us probably don't remember much about how we learned to read - mastering the association of shapes with sounds and ultimately linking them into words and sentences that unlocked compelling stories and ideas.

Learning to read and write English - which is replete with exceptions and doesn't follow straightforward patterns - can be especially challenging. "There are 26 letters, but 44 different sounds," Methow Valley Elementary School (MVES) Literacy Support Specialist Cara Christensen said.

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