By Marcy Stamper
Methow Valley News 

Introducing children to the world of words


Last updated 5/26/2023 at 1:05pm

Marcy Stamper, Methow Valley News

Students circulate among many teachers, focusing on different skills as they learn to read. In a recent lesson, Max Thomas worked with first-graders who read aloud from a storybook.

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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