• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Learning to read is one of the most important life skills teachers can help a child develop. Teaching reading is a vital part of a career in the classroom and engaging with the range of different learning styles children have is a real challenge. Trainee teachers need to learn how to address this variety of learning needs, and also meet the wider demands of the curriculum. Margaret Perkins helps students meet these challenges to become a confident, reflective teacher of reading by providing: * An in-depth explanation of phonics teaching alongside other teaching approaches, empowering trainees to choose the right approach for each individual child * Key research findings so students can apply the latest thinking to their teaching practice* School-based activities and independent learning ...

Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics: Subject Knowledge and Progression
Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics: Subject Knowledge and Progression
Chapter objectives

At the end of this chapter you should:

  • understand why systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) is the current policy and understand the research which underpins and critiques that view
  • know the terminology associated with systematic synthetic phonics
  • know the grapheme–phoneme correspondences common in the English written language
  • know about blending and segmenting
  • be aware of the expected progression in systematic synthetic phonics and be able to relate that to children’s experiences of print
  • have considered elements of analytic phonics and how that relates to the teaching of reading.
Introduction

The 2014 National Curriculum identifies two aspects of reading which need to be taught: word reading and comprehension. It states that different kinds of teaching are needed ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles