Thursday, January 03, 2013
'Why phonics tests spell trouble.' Brilliant article!
In the Independer a brilliant article was published on 'Why phonics tests spell trouble'. I agree with the writer that it is silly to test children with words that have no meaning, as reading is all about meaning. In Holland the same mistake is made, but only with testing for dyslexia. With nonsense words you get no meaning, no picture. So in order to read a nonsense word you have to shut out your need for meaning, which is contradictory to 'reading'. The only thing the kids learn is reading without understanding what you read. Find the article at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/schools/why-phonics-tests-spell-trouble-8364917.html