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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:09:44 AM
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"Phonics instruction teaches the connection between word sounds and written letters."

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/reading-issues/14-phonics-rules-for-reading-and-spelling
Is "phonics" an attributive noun functioning as an adjective by modifying "instruction"?
How do we know that two nouns can be joined in this way that are grammatical and natural?
sureshot
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 3:28:16 AM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:
"Phonics instruction teaches the connection between word sounds and written letters."

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/reading-issues/14-phonics-rules-for-reading-and-spelling
Is "phonics" an attributive noun functioning as an adjective by modifying "instruction"?
How do we know that two nouns can be joined in this way that are grammatical and natural?


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"Phonics" is a plural noun treated as singular. It is a method for teaching reading and writing of the English language by developing learners' phonemic awareness. In the given sentence, "phonics" is functioning an adjective of the noun "instruction".

You will feel more confident of the compound noun, by endeavouring to write the compound noun in a different way. Obviously, the new phrase adapted from the compound noun should have a meaning. For example,"Phonics instruction' means "instruction about phonics". This makes sense; so the combination is acceptable.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 5:48:37 AM

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We usually talk about phonetics.
Phonics actually means the same as acoustics.


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thar
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:12:02 AM

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Phonics is specifically the learning of reading and writing from the sounds letters represent.
It used to be called 'learning to read and write'. Whistle

Then people decided English was too hard, so for a short time they started 'whole word recognition'.

Instead of working out that c - a - t spells cat, they told children to guess how to say 'cat'. The result- a generation of children who found it really hard to read and spell!

So the bright sparks invented a brand new system, and called it phonics. Guess what - you read -c -a -t and work out what it says. Brilliant! d'oh!

I am joking a bit - there are particular techniques in applying it to English which is often so non-phonetic. You have to teach some letters in combinations because each letter changes the sounds around it. But people always did that. You have to - it is the only way you can learn English.

It is really not a new idea!

But even then it has limitations. No amount of phonics can tell you how to pronounce rough and cough and bough, or tell you how to spell bough and bow or rough and ruff.

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Phonics is a method of learning to read words that is taught right from the start of Reception.
Children are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent – so, they are taught that the letter l sounds like llll when we say it. Children can then start to read words by blending the sounds together to make a word.


Really? I would never have guessed. Obviously giving them a book, reciting the alphabet and beating them until they learn to read is a much more logical way. Who would have thought of making sounds from lettersd'oh! ?
sureshot
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:16:41 AM
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Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
We usually talk about phonetics.
Phonics actually means the same as acoustics.

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Please refer Cambridge Dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/phonics).The meaning is:

a method of teaching people to read, based on learning the sounds that letters represent

Some example sentences are:

- The report recommended that synthetic phonics should be taught as the prime approach in learning to decode (to read) and encode (to write/spell) print.
- Phonemic awareness, not phonics, is the understanding that our spoken sounds work together to make words.
- They also found that phonics instruction benefits all ages in learning to spell.
- In analytical phonics, children are also taught to find the similarities among words (e.g. man, can, tan, fan, and ran).


Some example sentences from Oxford Dictionary (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/phonics) are:

- ‘The primary focus of our teacher's reading instruction was phonics and reading fluency.’
- ‘In the crucial early years of a child's education we need phonics and only phonics.’
- ‘The role of phonics in reading and writing instruction has become as much a political issue as an educational one.’
- ‘For reading, it's phonics, phonics, phonics, supplemented with literature when the kids are ready for it.’
- ‘One class in particular is the Early Literacy class, which is well taught and focuses on phonics and other early reading methods mandated by the State of California.’


This is the meaning that fits the original sentence of this post.

BobShilling
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:29:22 AM
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Jigneshbharati wrote:

Is "phonics" an attributive noun functioning as an adjective by modifying "instruction"?


Modern linguists say that it is functioning as a modifier.
Romany
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 1:39:41 PM
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Thar - I share your amusement at the terms appearance.

The first time I heard it was when my son was Head of a language school in China. Obviously, he is a lot younger than I am, but he even grinned when he said "It means teaching them to read and write." Then again, he was schooled in South Africa where the "guessing game " method never took hold.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2018 5:31:37 PM

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