07 Aug Analytic and synthetic phonics
As I have discussed in the past, teaching phonics to children is very important. There are several different phonics teaching approaches and not all are equal.
Today I want to talk to you about the differences between analytic and synthetic phonics.
Analytic phonics is the process of going from the whole to the part. So usually, we come across a word incidentally in the text and we look at the whole word. We then make analogies to other words. So we might say something to the student like this is LATE, now you can spell MATE and FATE.
There tends not to be a huge amount of explicit instruction in an analytic phonics approach. It’s implied and assumed that the student will pick it up. For some kids, this will work. For struggling readers and spellers they might not be able to connect those dots.
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It’s all laid out with the easiest patterns at the beginning moving on to the more difficult. The phonics assessment will help you to address and laser target the gaps that your learner has so that you can be sure you’re using structured systematic synthetic phonics.
This is the best approach to a phonics program if you’re trying to help struggling readers and spellers.
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