Happy New Year to all our followers!
I recently came across a really good website that explains the different approaches to teaching reading. It discusses the history and rationale behind the different approaches: the Whole Word approach, the Mixed Method approach and the Synthetic Phonics and Linguistic Phonics approaches. It also looks at the evidence that supports the different camps. I have found it really useful to understand the background to the phonics debate. To find out more go to: http://www.dyslexics.org.uk/
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