A 'must have' survival guide for anyone who is struggling to unravel the
mysteries of phonics and spelling as it is taught in primary schools.
This neat little guide explains the technical terms such as phoneme (a unit of sound), grapheme (the sound in written form) segmenting and blending. It features word lists that are ranked
in order of difficulty and lots of examples of words that follow
particular phonic patterns. There are tips on helping children with special needs including dyslexia.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 7 mm
'This is an excellent guide for all parents who would like to understand more about phonics and the way reading is taught in schools, written by a well-established author of educational books. A really practical book, clearly laid out and covering all the key concepts, which I recommend to all parents.' * www.parentsintouch.co.uk (August 2011) *
A clear no nonsense guide to current thinking on the practice and philosophy behind the teaching of literacy to the very young. * School Librarian *