Why choose an Alphabetical English Text Reading Method?
What is the text reading method?
Definition: Methodical reading is a form of text explanation. It consists of studying a text by methodically organizing the analysis based on its explicit characteristics. It is a discovery activity in which the student explores the significant elements of a text to construct meaning.
When we talk about a reading method, very often it is a manual. This manual is generally accompanied by workbooks for children and specific tools to advise and guide teachers. The activities are programmed and adapted to the students.
There are five methods of learning to read. They all have the same objective, learning to read, but they use different means. One of them, the Alphabetic reading method, is no longer used in schools.
The Alphabetic Reading Method: The alphabetical method is as old as the alphabet! It consists of passing through the sound, the syllable, and then the word. The phonological method consists, for example, of calling letters by their sounds, based on the phonetics of the English language.
Advantages of the Alphabetic Reading Method:
Because I saw the benefits that an alphabetical reading method could bring for children in the upper section, CP and CE1, I highly recommend the latter. It follows the child’s natural learning rhythm and allows real acquisition of reading, leading almost all the time to the pleasure of reading. Subsequently, it greatly facilitates the acquisition of grammatical notions, spelling and conjugation.
The advantages: The simple fact of knowing the sounds of the letters and putting them together to make a syllable allows him to read. The progressive technique of the method makes it possible to avoid setting him up for failure and to make him gain self-confidence.
This learning method requires an investment of time because we progress gradually. Big advantage: once all the sounds are known, all the words can be deciphered, even if the child does not know their meaning.
This method consists of decoding written signs represented by letters. Students first start by learning the alphabet, and then they associate the letters together to form syllables and then words. Student progress is measurable in the number of lessons studied.
Disadvantages of Alphabetical reading Method:
1. English isn`t a phonetic language, that is, the pronunciation of a word isn`t the combination of the sounds of the various letters constituting it Consider: Knowledge.
2. The method is dull and monotonous as the letters of the alphabet don`t stand for anything.
3. A single letter stands for more than one sound. For example, the letter ‘a’ stands for eight different sounds. The letter ‘u’ has different sounds ‘put’, ‘but’, etc.
4. As the alphabet method makes a letter the units of reading, students who are taught by this method fail to acquire good speed in reading.