Further Reading on Synthetic Phonics
Further reading on Synthetic Phonics: A systematic, Synthetic Phonics approach is already endorsed by the English speaking governments.
Further research papers:
- Reading by Six: How the Best Schools do it. This report finds that success is based on a determination that every child will learn to read, together with a very rigorous and sequential approach to developing speaking and listening, and teaching reading, writing and spelling through systematic phonics.
- Dunbartonshire, Scotland, how an entire region made zero reading failure a reality for all children. Read the theory turned into action. A very inspiring read.
- The Clackmannanshire Study in Scotland found that children taught using Synthetic Phonics were still ahead of their peers in reading and spelling some seven years later.
For a much weightier read on children’s reading and Synthetic Phonics:
- Reading Reflex, Carmen McGuiness & Geoffrey McGuniness, (1998), Simon & Schuster.
- Why Our Children Can’t Read, (1997), Diane McGuiness, Simon & Schuster.
- Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print, (1990), Marilyn Jager Adams.
- Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools, (2012), David Waugh, Wendy Jolliffe and Angela Carss.
- Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, (2008), Maryanne Wolfe.