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    Old teaching method back in favour
    By TARA ROSS - Sunday Star Times | Sunday, 24 June 2007

    Schools are reintroducing old ways of teaching reading as research suggests that it may halt the widening achievement gap between boys and girls.

    Phonics, a teaching method replaced decades ago by whole language teaching, reversed the gender divide in a seven-year British study to be published in a book in August.

    The study found boys outperformed girls in reading and spelling when they were systematically taught synthetic phonics, an accelerated phonics programme. All students taught the programme read well above the average reading age - but at 11, boys were about 9.5 months ahead of girls.

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    This is what we have been saying all along - how can a child learn to read unless they know the sound the letters make first. It is common sense. I taught my kids this way as well as the way the school taught them and they are all good readers and enjoy reading.
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    Just don't get me started on the British education system!!
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