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’ (http://www.tcrw.co.uk) 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...