I’m always slightly baffled by the incredibly ferocity of the arguments over synthetic phonics teaching. There is no real argument; synthetic phonics work, the end. Yet that does not stop people on both sides of the argument firing off pretty dreadful comments on forums and blogs. It is enough to make me pause before posting items about phonics and it is usually my blogs about phonics that get the most hits- though fortunately never any trolling because of my views!
I have to admit, when Letters and Sounds first came out I was deeply cynical. I thought, if it was that easy why weren’t we…
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