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.