This course book is for all degree students who are support staff, particularly teaching assistants (TAs), working in educational settings. It focuses on professional, academic and vocational issues that are common to support workers across the school sectors, and provides essential guidance on the increasingly complex role of all those involved in teaching and supporting learning. The reader is supported throughout by learning objectives, practical and reflective tasks, relevant case studies and chapter summaries. This new edition has been extensively revised to reflect recent changes in legislation, policy and the curriculum. It includes new or significantly amended chapters; on the development of support staff; supporting pupils in crisis; learning in the early years; inclusion, SEN and phonics.

Teaching Reading using Synthetic Phonics

Teaching reading using synthetic phonics
Karen Boardman

Chapter Objectives

By the end of this chapter you will have:

  • understood the current practice and theories linked to the development of reading in children;
  • understood the value of synthetic phonics programmes for young children;
  • identified and reflect on strategies to support pupils who are exhibiting reading difficulties.

Links to HLTA Standards

  • Have high expectations of children and young people with a commitment to helping them fulfil their potential.
  • Improve their own knowledge and practice, including responding to advice and feedback.
  • Understand the key factors that affect children's and young people's learning and progress.
  • Know how to contribute to effective personalised provision by taking practical account of diversity.
  • Have sufficient understanding of their area(s) of expertise to support the development, learning and progress of ...
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