As we are worried about the student’s full education, our choice of a literacy method would have to be a differentiated one whose results were evidenced in other schools. We chose the Phonic Method, applied successfully in many countries around the world.
The Phonic Method, in summary, understands that the child needs to perceive that all speaking sounds he or she makes can be represented by alphabet letters and that the contrary is also true: all alphabet letters written in a word have sounds.
For the literacy process by the Phonic Method, we work with block letters since Pre-School Education. In the 1st grade, still with block letters, we formalize all perceptions from Pre-School Education, completing this process in the 1st grade of Elementary Education. Cursive letters are presented in the 2nd grade, in Portuguese Language, when we consider that the literacy process has been properly absorbed.
The development of reading and writing skills is a process conducted with the literacy process in our materials. We understand the development of reading and writing skills as the introduction of the child to the reading and writing culture and their loyalty to the Christian worldview. The development of reading and writing skills starts at Pre-School Education and ends at Elementary Education I.
For more information on our literacy methodology, we recommend you read the following books:
CAPOVILLA, Fernando C.; SEABRA, Alessandra G. Alfabetização – Método Fônico. Memnon, 2010.
JARDINI, Renata Savastano Ribeiro. Método das boquinhas-Livros1e 2- Fundamentação Teórica. Casa do Psicólogo,[s.d].
MORAIS, J. A arte de ler. São Paulo: UNESP, 1996.
SOARES, M. Alfabetização e Letramento. 5th Edition. São Paulo: Contexto, 2007.