Teaching Synthetic Phonics
- Rhona Johnston - University of Hull, UK
- Joyce Watson - University of St Andrews, UK
English | Literacy | Primary English
The synthetic phonics approach is used in all primary schools in England. If you are a trainee or beginning primary school teacher, you need to demonstrate a confidence in the teaching of phonics to meet the Teachers' Standards and gain QTS. This is a practical, up-to-date guide to teaching children to read using synthetic phonics. It helps you to understand the theory behind phonics and how children's learning of reading can develop. It gives you practical teaching strategies and outlines how you can assess and diagnose reading problems.
This second edition has been updated to include new chapters on the new Phonics Check in year 1 and overviews of popular phonics schemes used in England and Scotland.
This comprehensive and up-to-date guide helps in understanding the theory behind phonics - without that knowledge, teaching loses its meaning. It shows how children's learning of reading develops and helps in understanding the process, whether it is going smoothly or if problems are encountered. The systematic coverage means teachers can ensure every aspect is covered fully before moving on; there is a plethora of information here to inform and thus improve teaching.
Useful as overview text. Will be recommending on other ITE programmes which I currently teach on, in addition to PGCE and School Direct
A good text for students to develop knowledge as well as meaning surrounding teaching with phonics.
This text supports knowledge as well as meaning surrounding teaching with phonics. It provides clarity of how children's learning of reading develops.
welcomed information to inform and improve teaching.
Supporting student teacher's understanding of SSP in preparation for teaching in the younger years of primary.
clear and simple, theory and practice outlined well