Can SEND children learn to read with phonics?

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Here at Phonic Books we have been publishing decodable books for beginner and catch-up readers for seventeen years.  During those years we attended many conferences and education shows.  When discussing whether our books were suited to students with Special Educational Needs, we always deferred to the teachers working in SEND settings. While we were confident […]

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The importance of age-appropriate phonic reading material for ‘catch-up’ pupils

When older pupils, who are struggling with literacy, come to the learning centre where I teach, they often have low self-esteem.  Offering them babyish looking books will compound their sense of failure.  If they are given books that young primary school children are reading, what does that say about them?

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High/low reading books and high interest phonics – what’s the difference?

There are some great high/low (high level of content/ low reading age) books on the market these days, particularly for boys.  Publishers have published some really good quality, motivating books.  What is the difference between those books and decodable readers for older, struggling readers?

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