plural noun[treated as singular]
A method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters in an alphabetic writing system.
- The primary focus of our teacher's reading instruction was phonics and reading fluency.
- 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.
- For reading, it's phonics, phonics, phonics, supplemented with literature when the kids are ready for it.
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