Following a conversation on twitter about the phonics screening test administered in primary school, I have a few thoughts about how it’s relevant to secondary science. First, a little context – especially for colleagues who have only the vaguest idea of what I’m talking about. I should point out that all I know about synthetic phonics comes from glancing at materials online and helping my own kids with reading.
Synthetic Phonics and the Screening Check
This is an approach to teaching reading which relies on breaking words down into parts. These parts and how they are pronounced follow…
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