Alternatives to phonics instruction can include Whole Language methodology. the Natural Approach, and Whole Word. These all place less importance on the explicit teaching of phonics and look on English acquisition in a broader context. These include practices such as memorization and reading for context.
Y can be a consonant predominantly when it is found at the beginning or onset of a word or syllable. Words such as /yes/, /yellow/, /lawyer/ and /kayak/
An effective strategy to teach children to read long words in English is to teach a variety of reading skills. Segmentation of words, phonics, awareness of prefixes and suffixes
Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom offers the chance for teachers to explore and enhance their lessons in multiple educational subjects. It can offer Skills training, Immersive experiences, Empathy training, motivation, problems solving and critical thinking all in a first person perspective.