Understanding Phonics Instructions

first Run: Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Fee : $110.00

All workshops have been approved for Caregivers Training Grant until 31 March 2020.




Parents and caregivers of children between the ages of 7 to 12 (P1 to P6).




This workshop will allow attendees to understand the importance of phonics instructions for dyslexic learners, the terms related to phonics instruction, and the nature of phonological awareness. Attendees will be more aware of some letter-sounds of English, the components of good phonics instruction as well as be more familiars with the tools for multi-sensory phonics instruction. Attendees will also gain skills in carrying out phonics instructions in school and at home.





Session 1: Theory

1. Terms related to phonics instruction

2. How phonics instruction helps dyslexic learners to read and spell.

3. Components of good phonics instruction.

4. Tools for multi-sensory phonics instruction.

5. Nature of phonological awareness.

6. Seven main areas involved in building phonological awareness.


Session 2: Practical

1. Strategies for developing letter recognition

2. Strategies for teaching letter-sound correspondence

3. Strategies for reinforcing letter-sound correspondence

4. Learning some letter-sounds of English




  • Appreciate the importance of phonics instruction and understand how it can help dyslexic learners overcome their learning difficulties in reading and spelling
  • Gain knowledge and practical skills in applying phonics instructions to support dyslexic learners effectively
  • Gain knowledge and skills in supporting dyslexic learners through use of phonics instructions in school and at home


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