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How to practice reading ‘tap’ and ‘tape’

Many students struggle with split vowel spellings a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e. These are also known as ‘split digraphs’, ‘magic e’ and ‘vowel + e’. These students need extra explicit instruction and practice reading words with these split spellings. It […]

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If you are really, really into split digraphs – this is for you!

When is a split digraph truly a split digraph? John Walker of Sounds-Write explains. http://literacyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/why-split-spelling-cracks-me-up.html

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Synthetic Phonics – a ‘back to basics’ approach to reading?

We often hear people calling for a ‘back to basics’ approach in education. But is Synthetic Phonics really backward looking or has it some new elements which differ from how reading was taught in the past?

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