Ms. Kerry has an Elementary Education Degree from National Louis University. She Joined the Little Learners Family in October of 2014 and has run the phonics/ reading program for the Pre-primary, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students since 2015.
Every day each child meets with Ms. Kerry individually on letter names and sounds, blending simple words or reading phonics books.
Children will be introduced to letters and sounds. As they recall new letter sounds, they will be introduced to new ones until they can recall all the letter sounds.
After the children can recall all the letter sounds, they are introduced to blending simple words using word families. The first word family is the -op family with hop, mop top and pop. They will be introduced to 2 word families for each vowel.
After the children have practice blending simple words, they are introduced to simple books that contain a majority of words that can be decoded using their knowledge of phonics. The books will also introduce high frequency words that they will see often in easy readers. When they can read the book with little or no assistance, they will bring a copy home to add to their reading library. The children should read the books in their library to parents, family members and pets as often as possible to assist in their reading fluency.