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Using Phonics to Teach Reading & Spelling

Using Phonics to Teach Reading & Spelling

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176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Synthetic phonics may well be only one tool for teaching reading and spelling, but it is the single most important one' - Ruth Kelly, Education Secretary, March 2006

Are you looking for practical advice on how to teach phonics?

By giving the reader a basic introduction to teaching reading and spelling using phonics, this book will provide you with easy-to-use ideas for your classrooms. Following on from the recommendations of the Rose Report, the author explains why teaching phonics works, and how to present irregular as well as straightforward features of English.

The book:

o contains practical examples and activities for teachers

o explains the basis of synthetic and analytic phonics

o gives advice on choosing the best resources

o looks at how to help the weakest readers

o includes a CD Rom with photocopiable resources and INSET materials

o contains a glossary of key terms

Literacy Co-ordinators, teachers and teaching assistants will find this an invaluable resource.

How to Use This Book
Synthetic Phonics, How and Why and How
The Rose Enquiry and Its Recommendations

Objections to Synthetic Phonics and Their Basis.

What Are the Key Elements in Synthetic Phonics Teaching?
Synthetic Phonics and Language Development
How Do We Explain and Tackle Irregularity?
How Can Synthetic Phonics Help with English Spelling?
What Are the Main Resources Available, and How Good Are They?
What Additional Techniques Can Help the Weakest Readers?

This book gives a guide to how to teach phonics to children and explains the background to phonics teaching. It does not include a guide to phonics and the included resources are limited.

Mrs Janice Farley
Skills for Life, Adult Education Centre
October 17, 2012

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John Bald

I have almost forty years' experience of teaching people of all ages to read and write, to learn foreign languages, and to understand and use arithmetic. This website puts what I've learned along the way at your and your children's service, wherever you happen to be. It also keeps a critical eye on the activities of schools, examining boards and the government, with occasional notes on other things, including music More About Author

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