YouTube can be a great resource, but sometimes it's difficult to know what to look for. Here are our favorite phonics lessons on YouTube. These videos could easily be integrated into a lesson with a learner, or simply used as preparation for a tutoring session.
Mr. Thorne Does Phonics
Mr. Thorne Does Phonics teaches comprehensive phonics in a way that is simple and easy to follow. Though the lessons are written for a child audience, they are still appropriate to use with adults. In addition to the video uploads, Mr. Thorne Does Phonics offers great playlists for topics including High Frequency Words, Reading Check, and Spellings & ...
There are 18 vowel sounds in the English language. The five main vowels are A, E, I, O, and U. Sometimes W and Y also act as vowels. Vowel sounds can be put into the following categories:
5 Long Vowels: Long vowels are when the sound is the same as the letter name - faith, dream, smile, vote, rule.
5 Short Vowels: Short vowels are often the hardest for people to hear differentiated. They are the sounds at the beginning of the following words - Ultimate optimism, attitude is everything.
3 R-Controlled Vowels: Vowels make these sounds when paired with an R.
AR as in scarf
OR as in storm
ER, IR, and UR as in her, sir, or fur