What is phonics? A comprehensive guide for teachers

What is phonics? A comprehensive guide for teachers

Teaching phonics is a method that helps children to decode words by sounds. As part of the system, words are broken down into the smallest form of sound from the word itself. These parts are known as ‘phonemes’ deriving from the Greek word “phonema”, which translates...
What does the word gap mean?

What does the word gap mean?

‘Why closing the word gap matters’ Oxford Language report from Oxford University Press (OUP) investigates the true issues behind the increasing number of children with limited language skills as they enter school; in the data collected from 1,300 teachers, 49% of...