The Montessori environment is rich in language. Whether through conversation or language games, the young child is surrounded by vocabulary on their path to writing and reading in the Montessori classroom.
Phonics is a method of teaching reading and writing by developing the ability to hear and identify
sounds of the English language.
Dr. Montessori believed that writing comes before reading. Her position was that writing is the thought of the children while reading is a skill to interpret the thoughts of others.