Phonics resource

24th August 2007 at 01:00
With regard to your article "Reading should be as easy as A, B, see" (TES, August 17), I have already stated reasons why the Government's new phonics guidance, Letters and Sounds, is seriously flawed (TES, August 3). The fact that it needs such a rewrite proves the point.

The newly qualified teacher in your article has painstakingly tried to re invent the wheel from rotten wood. I hope she retains her enthusiasm throughout her career. Perhaps the Government would have saved her and others a lot of time and effort by adopting the tried and tested synthetic phonics schemes available on the internet from Scottish schools and authorities, where they have already been used successfully.

Rita Ray

Literacy consultant, Lymm,

Cheshire

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