PhonicsQ is an engaging visual system that consists of picture cues in three different formats effective in a variety of learning situations. It is designed to help students link the phonemes of oral language and the graphemes of written language to decode, encode and pronounce new words. This system, which was developed with students in a resource room, is unique in that it provides a single picture as a cueing device for a particular sound.
“PhonicsQ has become a standard resource in many resource rooms and classrooms across Saskatchewan. Its versatility allows teachers to use this system with existing programs they already have. It is a simple and effective way to introduce each essential phonic component, to display it, and then review it the next day. The students easily master and use the cueing system to remember the alphabet sounds, and later, digraphs, blends, and vowel teams. Teachers are noticing increased independence when reading and writing, as students quickly refer to the PhonicsQ cards that are displayed in their classroom.”
The PhonicsQ system works because teachers can provide a consistent cue with a minimal number of words, students can learn to cue themselves with a picture and then work independently, and it supports all reading programs and approaches.