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Teaching Reading to my Very Special Children

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Today I have had the pleasure of reading a blog post from a wonderful writer and fab twitter friend @Sue_Cowley. She has taken the time and trouble to talk to us about the combination of letters in words making shapes on a page. We then recognise these shapes as words and hence we read them. Sue speaks beautifully about how she weaves her shapes in to words and relates it to dance and art as a child. I love this analogy and firmly agree with Sue’s thoughts.

I have also read many articles about phonics. Sounding out words. Blending sounds together to make words. There are of course a few difficulties with this method as some words just will not sound out. Many children are successful with phonics and go on to become confident readers. I also firmly agree with this method.

So i can see advantages and disadvantages of…

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