Jennifer Chew reviews 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M.Clark) + more on denialists

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Re: Jennifer Chew reviews 'Reading the Evidence: Synthetic Phonics and Literacy Learning' (ed. M.Clark) + more on denial

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:15 am

Researcher Kathy Rastle summarises her research findings in SEN Magazine:

In support of phonics



New research confirms the effectiveness of phonics as a method of teaching reading, writes Kathy Rastle

The subject of phonics – the government backed method of teaching reading – is one that still stirs great debate, despite strong and building evidence of its effectiveness. A result of this evidence is that in England, using phonics instruction is a legal requirement in state-funded primary schools.


https://senmagazine.co.uk/home/articles ... of-phonics

Meaning and comprehension

Because phonics focuses on the relationship between print and sound, many people argue that it will do nothing to improve reading comprehension, and may even hinder it. This study is important because it shows that claim is false.

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