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Going back to basics: why phonics will teach more children how to read

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Updated June 14 2024 - 12:06pm, first published June 13 2024 - 5:25pm
Junior primary school pupils at Mount Blowhard Primary School including John have been learning to read using phonics, including writing on whiteboards so teachers can immediately see if children understand the lesson. File picture
Junior primary school pupils at Mount Blowhard Primary School including John have been learning to read using phonics, including writing on whiteboards so teachers can immediately see if children understand the lesson. File picture

Prep to grade two students will learn to read using the back-to-basics phonics approach from 2025 where they will learn to 'decode' the sounds that different letters make.

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