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'A comprehensive review of the current state of phonics teaching, from a range of acknowledged experts - this book is an extremely useful contribution to the ongoing debate on the teaching of reading' - Sue Palmer, independent literacy consultant
An extremely useful review of the key issues surrounding phonics teaching. This is a handy text for anybody grappling with the concepts as well as the policies surrounding the teaching of reading.
synthesises a number of relevant research findings and provides a practical element whereby students can ehance their own knowledge.
This text presents a balanced approach to the debates around the effectiveness of systematic synthetic phonics. It provides an essential resource for student teachers as they develop their understanding of the processes of early reading.
I would strongly recommend this book to anyone looking for a clear introduction to phonics. The text provides useful background knowledge, an introduction to research and some of the current debates surrounding phonics teaching in primary schools. The text contains contributions from a variety of authors on the subject and balances some of the theory underpinning the teaching of phonics with the practical application of classroom pedagogy. There are also tasks and activities which allow the reader to reflect and build upon their own understanding of phonics.
essential to anyone working within this area or researching it, does just what it says on the tin!
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