of or relating to speech sounds.
- phon·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use phonic in a sentence
Marie LeDoux, a businesswoman who developed an educational toy for children to learn phonics, was reportedly in talks to head a show that “would feature her as the Julia Child of phonics,” per a Boston Globe piece in 1967.
To them, phonics — lots of it — is the essential ingredient that insures success for all students learning to read, and it must be mastered before other dimensions of reading are taught.
Thus began the fight over teaching phonics or “whole language” — and more recently what is known as “balanced literacy.”
On one end are those who see phonics as the foundation of learning to read for all students.
How was a glyphic comparison of the phonic symbols of both languages made in substantiation of the oral comparison?Ulysses | James Joyce
Enliven the phonic drills occasionally by originating little rhymes, using the words of the series to be reviewed.
As far as possible let the words for phonic drill be those that will occur in the new reading lessons.
These phonic drills will deal largely with the new words that occur in the daily reading lessons.
All the different phases of the phonic, word, and sentence method should be woven together by a skilful teacher.Special Method in Primary Reading and Oral Work with Stories | Charles Alexander McMurry