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synthetic phonics

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(Education) (functioning as singular) a method of teaching people to read by training them to pronounce sounds associated with particular letters in isolation and then blend them together. Compare phonics2
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Synthetic phonics is by far the most effective way to teach young children to read, building, as it does, on their ability to speak, with sight and sound used together to recognise letters of the alphabet and their role in common words.
The National Reading Panel (2000) identifies systematic and explicit approaches as: analogy phonics, analytic phonics, embedded phonics, onset-rime phonics, synthetic phonics, and phonics through spelling.
Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the NEU, commented: "In prioritising synthetic phonics above other approaches to the teaching of reading, the Government is doing teachers and children no service.
They are not the same thing, and Nick Gibb's claim that synthetic phonics is putting children on track to be fluent readers has no basis in research.
Independent British publisher Jolly Learning, which provides a synthetic phonics method for teaching letter sounds, has signed a 10-year licensing agreement with FLTRP (Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press), a Chinese foreign language publisher.
Leslie teaches synthetic phonics. A 2005 study(1) found that this is the most effective way of teaching reading and for the roughly 10% of the population who are dyslexic learners(2), any other approach "can be disastrous," Victoria warns.
Jolly Phonics is a fun and child-centredapproach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for eachof the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating forchildren and taught in several schools in Bahrain.
This guide outlines how to teach synthetic phonics in primary grades in the UK, focusing on Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, with some attention to Key Stage 2 children who have not mastered phonics at the required level.
It is dedicated to promote synthetic phonics approach through Jolly Phonics Program.
The effectiveness of two different forms of phonics instruction is at the forefront of much debate: synthetic phonics, associated with individual phonemes; analytic phonics, associated with larger phonological units (Hall, 2006).

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