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25th January 2013 at 00:00

Children would find it easier to learn to read and write if they were first taught how the English language worked and what words meant, according to research by Dr Victoria Devonshire, from the University of Plymouth. She trialled the effects of teaching the meaning and sources of words to 120 children aged 5-7 and found that the average reading age rose by 14 months after just six months.

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