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Why every child needs explicit phonics instruction to learn to read

  • Written by Pamela Snow, Professor and Head, Rural Health School, La Trobe University
Why every child needs explicit phonics instruction to learn to readPhonics allows children to read nonsense words, such as ones found in Dr Seuss books.Josh Applegate/Unsplash

Being able to read means being able to make meaning from printed words. At a functional level, we read to get the message – such as how many times per day to take our medication – but in a literate society reading provides much...

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