Phonics: Practice, Research and Policy

by Maureen Lewis

 and Sue Ellis

At a time when the government is urging English schools to implement a particular approach to the teaching of phonics, this book offers teachers and student teachers a practical, informed and balanced overview on the role of phonics in learning to read. With contributions from leading literacy experts the book includes chapters on

  • How children learn to read and how phonics helps
  • Classroom approaches to phonics teaching
  • Involving parents and carers
  • Speaking and phonological awareness
  • Spelling links
  • Responses to the Rose Review on Early Reading
  • Suggestions for staff development

It provides the information needed to make informed professional judgements in this controversial area.


ISBN: 1 4129 3086 3


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