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What is Phonics?

What is Phonics?

Around the world, there has been a big shift in recent years in how we teach reading in schools. Phonics is now being recommended as the first strategy that children should be taught in helping them learn to read.       What is Phonics?   Phonics refers to how words are made up from small units of sound, called phonemes. Using phonics as a reading technique, rather than a whole language approach, helps children to listen carefully and identify phonemes that make up a words. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words.    ...

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