Tag Archives: synthetic phonics

The Effects of Systematic Synthetic Phonics – the facts

Read here a the recently published report by Dr Marlynne Grant: Longitudinal Study from Reception to Year 2 (2010-2013) and Summary of an earlier Longitudinal Study from Reception to Year 6 (1997-2004) The Effects of a Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme […]

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What is a grapheme? Free tutorial from Phonic Books

Here is our latest tutorial explaining the term ‘grapheme’.  This tutorial is aimed at teachers, teaching assistants and parents helping children learn to read with phonics. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsWtyKqpHko

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How can I tell which phonic programmes and resources are of high quality?

Many schools are having to choose a phonics programme to use in mainstream classrooms or with their catch-up pupils.  How can they tell which programmes are of high quality and that they adhere to the principles of Synthetic Phonics? Debbie Hepplewhite […]

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"How Phonics Got Framed" – a coherent explanation of the phonics debate – a must for teachers

Teachers and parents interested in the phonics debate will want to see this You Tube video clip by Alison from spelfabet.   Informed, measured, amusing  and true! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e8SJFuGRFM

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Synthetic Phonics workshop for TAs at the Bloomfield Learning Centre

The Boomfield Learning Centre in London Bridge will be running two Synthetic Phonics hands-on workshops this term for TA’s and parents. Synthetic Phonics 1 on Monday 19th November 9.30-12.30 The workshop will cover the English Phonic Code, blending and segementing, precise pronunciation and […]

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‘To blend’ or ‘a blend’? – that is the question

What is the difference between ‘a blend’ (the noun) and ‘to blend’ (the verb)? Now that most schools are getting used to using synthetic phonics programmes some old terms are being dropped and new terms are introduced. So how do […]

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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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