Phonics: What’s old may be new again.

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Recent research has shed interesting light on an old technique to help students with learning to read. You might remember a time when TV commercials featuring children shouting “Hooked On Phonics Worked for Me!”

The popularity of phonics has waxed and waned over the years but now researchers are beginning to look at phonics, in combination with other methods, again.

Phonics were a major part of reading instruction for many years, helping students to “sound out” words based on the sounds, or phonics, each letter or group of letters make.

The NY Times has a very interesting article that talks about phonics and the research being done on these techniques and other methods for reading education. Read more here.