- Phonics is the study of sound or a method of teaching reading.
An example of phonics is a method used to teach reading by learning the sounds that groups of letters make when spoken.
phonics definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the science or study of sound; acoustics
- a method of teaching beginners to read or enunciate by learning to associate certain letters or groups of letters with the sounds they commonly represent
Origin: ; from phonic
phonics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun (used with a sing. verb)
- A method of teaching elementary reading and spelling based on the phonetic interpretation of ordinary spelling.