Does phonics help or hinder comprehension? | Pedro

Sometimes it seems the reading wars just can’t be solved, despite the many clear pieces of evidence such as mentioned in this great post.


A recent TES article headlined “Call for researchers to highlight negative ‘side effects’ of methods like phonics” drew a predictable response. Though the article supplied not one piece of evidence to support the assertion that phonics had “negative side effects”, and despite the academic quoted having zero background or expertise in reading science, tweets and comments celebrated this damning of the barbaric practice of phonics…

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