Is systematic synthetic phonics enough? examining the benefit of intensive teaching of high frequency words (HFW) in a year one class
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AbstractA comparative analysis of systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) and the intensive teaching of high frequency words (HFW) revealed the latter had greater impact on pupils’ reading attainment and fluency. Data were collected using multiple methods, including miscue analysis, Salford Reading Test, a phoneme skills test and HFW audits.
CitationWatts, Z. & Gardner, P. (2013) 'Is systematic synthetic phonics enough? Examining the benefit of intensive teaching of high frequency words (HFW) in a year one class', Education 3-13, 41 (1), pp.100-109
PublisherTaylor and Francis