ERIC Number: ED472084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching of Phonics.
Office for Standards in Education, London (England).
The change in teachers' attitudes to the teaching of phonics has been one of the significant gains brought about by the National Literacy Strategy. Nevertheless, while phonics is now taught in a high percentage of lessons, there is still much further to go before the quality of the teaching is good enough to have the impact which is needed on attainment in English at the end of Key Stage 1. The strategy has not been without its detractors but, often, they have served to improve the quality of the debate about literacy and draw attention to issues that need to be discussed. The teaching of phonics is one of these and this paper is intended to promote informed debate, based on the findings of inspection. Sections of the paper are: Headlines; Introduction; Teaching Phonics: Expectations; Word Level Work and the Teaching of Phonics; Points for Action; and Conclusion. (RS)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics, Primary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
Available only from the Web site: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/publications/docs/1251.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Standards in Education, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)