Can you demonstrate a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics?
If you are training to be a primary school teacher you need to have, and to demonstrate, a clear understanding of systematic synthetic phonics to meet the Teachers' Standards. This companion text to the popular Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools enables you to audit your knowledge, making you more aware of the subject and the areas in which you need to know more. In all chapters, self audits are accompanied by guidance on next steps for developing your knowledge. All chapters feature sections that link your learning to the classroom, showing you how to use your knowledge to teach phonics. Designed to help build your confidence and develop your knowledge of phonics, this text supports your development as an effective teacher of reading.
This is a companion text to:
Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in Primary Schools
Joliffe, Waugh and Carss
David Waugh is Director on Primary PGCE at Durham University where he is also the subject leader for English. He has published extensively in Primary English. David is a former deputy head teacher, was Head of the Education department at University of Hull, and was Regional Adviser for ITT for the National Strategies from 2008 to 2010.
Ruth Harrison-Palmer is a former acting head teacher. She has worked for the National Strategies and Cumbria Local Authority as a literacy consultant. Currently Ruth has a senior role in ITE at the University of Cumbria.
David Waugh is subject leader for Primary English at Durham University. A former deputy headteacher, David worked in ITT from 1990 at the University of Hull, where he led the PGCE course and became Head of Department. In 2008 he was appointed as National Strategies Regional Adviser for ITT. As well as his educational writing, David also writes children's stories, including Lottie's Run published in 2015. Ruth Harrison-Palmer is a former acting head teacher. She has worked for the National Strategies and Cumbria Local Authority as a literacy consultant. Currently Ruth has a senior role in ITE at the University of Cumbria.
Introduction Discriminating Sounds and Phonemes Challenges Grapheme-phoneme Correspondences and 'Tricky Words' Decoding and Encoding Text Long Vowel Diagraphs Spelling Teaching Phonics in the Early Years Multisensory Approaches Teaching a Systematic and Structured Programme Planning for Phonics Tracking and Assessing Pupils' Learning Phonics at Key Stage 2 Using a Range of Programmes and Resources Conclusion Appendix 1 - Initial Audit Answers Appendix 2: Long Audit Appendix 3: Long Audit Answers Index