Points of view

20th May 2005 at 01:00
* I always enjoy Ted Wragg's articles. However, he has missed the point in his last one about the teaching of phonics ("Why C-A-T spells war", TES, May 6).

It is true that many of us feel emotional about the issue, but it is not a simple case of different opinions. One method of teaching reading is untested and prescribed by anonymous authors. Another is backed up by numerous reports based on empirical research. See www.syntheticphonics.com

Elizabeth Nonweiler

3 The Chase, Donnington

Newbury

Berkshire

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