Elizabeth Nonweiler

Myths about phonics

I've found a nice 13 minute video on the internet from the UK Reading Reform Foundation Conference 2011, in which experienced teacher Elizabeth Nonweiler answers the following questions:

  • Do we need a range of strategies for teaching reading or does one size fit all?
  • Can phonics be fun?
  • What about reading for meaning?
  • What about a rich literacy curriculum?
  • Is there a danger that phonics will put children off reading?

Worth a look, IMHO. Here it is.

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About alison

Alison Clarke qualified as a Speech Pathologist in 1988, and also has a Masters in Applied Linguistics and an ESL teaching certificate and experience. She has worked in schools, the disability sector, early intervention, hospitals, universities and private practice in Australia, Mexico and the UK.

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