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8. Decoding: next steps

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Last updated 05 December 2012 10:03 by NZTecAdmin
  • The instructional approach to teaching decoding is called phonics. Most educators will be aware that there is an ongoing debate about the place of phonics in literacy programmes. However, it is clear that if learners are not able to decode text because they don’t know all or some of the letter-sound (grapheme-phoneme) relationships, then they need to be taught these. Such teaching needs to be deliberate and systematic.
  • Again, you should only teach what the learner does not know. Sometimes phonics programmes get “bad press” because they have been implemented as a total package, regardless of what learners already know.
  • Watch Tom Nicholson giving feedback to Anton’s tutor about areas to work on.

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