What is the best way to teach child literacy?
Too many children leave primary school unable to read or write well enough, England's chief schools inspector says. What is the best way to ensure that children can read and write when they leave primary school?
Head of Ofsted Christine Gilbert said standards of reading and writing among many 11-year-olds fell "stubbornly short" of achievable levels with one in five not at the level expected for English at age 11.
Rigorous teaching of phonics, which focuses on the sounds of letters and letter combinations, could help all pupils, of any background, she said.
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