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Phonics 'best way to teach reading'

CHILDREN who are taught to read using "phonics" when they start primary school can end up with a reading age two years above what is expected of them at age seven, a small-scale study suggests.

Phonics teaches pupils to read by using sounds rather than recognising whole words and has been hailed by ministers as the best way to teach young children.

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