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There is still a great deal of misunderstanding about synthetic phonics and why it is an essential element for teaching children to read and write.
Recently launched website ‘Teaching Children to Read and Write’ ( is set to provide teachers, parents and interested adults with an understanding of synthetic phonics. The website covers how the English alphabetic code works, how to systematically teach it, the reasons why some children find learning to read difficult and what can be done about it.

The site's creator Sue Lloyd, co-author of Jolly Phonics explains, “Many years ago I taught in a school where the method of teaching reading and writing was changed to what is now called 'synthetic phonics'. We achieved much higher results with this type of teaching.”

“In 1990 I met Christopher Jolly. He was a small independent publisher and he asked me to write a handbook for teachers. That was the start of Jolly Phonics.”

Since retiring from teaching in 2003 Sue has given training around the world in 29 countries. She hopes to share her knowledge and experience with many more teachers and parents through the website.

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