Current Approaches to Reading Instruction
2.5 Phonics- Strengths and Limitations
Participants will be able to:
the phonics approach to reading
why letter-sound knowledge and “statistical learning” are essential for
reading an alphabet-based writing system
- Understanding the central but limited role of
phonics in reading
View Session 5 below.
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- The phonics approach gets superior results to
the whole word and whole language approaches
- There is still a sizable percentage of students
who struggle, even with phonic approach
- Phonics skills represent a necessary but not sufficient element in skilled word-level reading
Reflect & Connect
might the phonics approach be more effective than other classic teaching methods?
Why is it still ineffective for some struggling readers?