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Phonics row escalates over charge of bias

I wish commentators would make it clear that phonics is a body of knowledge we all need. No maths teacher would dream of expecting children to remember numbers as strings of digits - they teach the concept of place value. In the same way, children need to understand that letters represent sounds. This only becomes controversial when people compound phonics, the body of knowledge, with phonics as a teaching method.

Mary_Kelly, via www.tes.co.uk.

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