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VERY simple guide to phonics for parents needed please

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Loony tunes, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Loony tunes

    Loony tunes New commenter

    Hi, I work in a special school and am looking to try to encourage parents to get more involved in helping their children to read and write. I need a VERY simple guide for parents to send home. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? Thanks
  2. What parents of young children need to know is that English has 90 basic spelling patterns, 80 of which have one or more alternativeshttp://englishspellingproblems.blogspot.com/2009/12/rules-and-exceptions-of-english.html and that 69 spellings (or graphemes) have more than one soundhttp://englishspellingproblems.blogspot.com/2009/12/reading-problems.html The latter make learning to read English quite difficult, by creating ‘tricky’ words, such as ‘said, only, once’, with which children need a great deal of practice.
    They (the parents) can provide invaluable help and make an enormous difference to their children reading progress by regularly listening to them read and helping them to decode the tricky words when they get stumped by them.
    U could set out the information in the two links on 2 pages and give them to parents as a handout. It would show them what their children are up against and why their help makes such a big difference.
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