As seen in the UK, where phonics teaching and testing has been mandatory for over a decade, at least 25% of children do not reach the 'self-teaching' phase, after 2 years of systematic synthetic phonics instruction. Book a session with Miss Emma, the Neurodivergent Learning Whisperer. Visible English Spelling Code is the perfect bridge to self-teaching.
Pupils who arrive in secondary school as poor readers are likely to continue to struggle. in 2022, 41% of year 6 pupils in England left primary school without meeting the expected standards in literacy and maths – 275,000 11-year-olds, according to researchers at the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) thinktank - 50,000 more than in 2019. We cannot blame this on the pandemic - 27% failed to meet the minimum expected standard in reading in the 2018 and 2019 year.
Although a national parental strategy would be a great idea, the reality is that a solution is needed NOW, and a lot of parents can't help. They can't read either.
Iliteracy in the UK is a big problem.
Miss Emma is creating a solution to improve Word Recognition, and The Reading Hut will find the funding so that it can be offered to struggling KS2 children, for free.
Has your child failed the UK Phonics Screening Check?
(less than 32 out of 40) Try the 2019 test
Do they have difficulties reading this? (slow, robotic, having to 'sound out' some of the words rather than saying them with automaticity?
This does not include Phase 5 GPCs so should be relatively easy to read before the end of year 1.
It is my opinion that most children who struggle to read, have huge issues in the Word Recognition section. In the UK - unlike in the USA, for example - this is not because there is a lack of explicitly and systematically taught phonics, but HOW taught, and also how high frequency words are taught. Miss Emma