The BBC News reported that fewer than six out of ten pupils in England passed the phonics screening tests conducted in June this year.  The tests also showed that girls performed better than boys at using phonics to decode words. Click on the link below to view the report by Hannah Richardson http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19742212 Phonics is

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‘New ‘phonics’ tests are being introduced to year one primary children next summer (2012). Trials have been completed this year. The tests aim to identify children who may have reading difficulties in order that they may get extra reading help.’ Phonics is the method of teaching children to read by correlating sounds with letters or

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