The Effects of Synthetic Phonics Teaching on Reading and Spelling Attainment

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THE EFFECTS OF SYNTHETIC PHONICS TEACHING ON READING AND SPELLING ATTAINMENT

A seven year longitudinal study

Rhona Johnston 1 and Joyce Watson 2
1. Department of Psychology, University of Hull
2. School of Psychology, University of St Andrews

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CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES IN EACH CHAPTER
LIST OF FIGURES IN EACH CHAPTER
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
CHAPTER 2 TESTS USED THROUGHOUT THE STUDY
VERBAL ABILITY
LITERACY SKILLS
PHONOLOGICAL SKILLS
SOCIAL BACKGROUND QUESTIONNAIRE
ATTITUDES TO READING
DEPRIVATION INDEX
CHAPTER 3 PRIMARY 1
COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ANALYTIC AND SYNTHETIC PHONICS TEACHING
METHODS
RESULTS
CHAPTER 4 PRIMARY 2 TO PRIMARY 7: BOYS VERSUS GIRLS
WORD READING
SPELLING
READING COMPREHENSION
CHAPTER 5 PUPILS' AND TEACHERS' QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES
BOYS' AND GIRLS' ATTITUDES TO READING IN PRIMARY 7
TEACHERS' VIEW OF THE SYNTHETIC PHONICS PROGRAMME
CHAPTER 6 PRIMARY 7: CORRELATIONAL ANALYSES
DEPRIVATION INDEX, ATTITUDE TO READING AND LITERACY
PARENTAL FACTORS, ATTITUDE TO READING AND LITERACY
ATTITUDES TO READING, PARENTAL FACTORS AND LITERACY
CHAPTER 7 PRIMARY 2 TO PRIMARY 7: ADVANTAGED ANDDISADVANTAGED CHILDREN
COMPARISON OF READING AND SPELLING ATTAINMENT
CHAPTER 8 PRIMARY 1 TO PRIMARY 7: UNDERACHIEVING CHILDREN
PROPORTION OF UNDERACHIEVING CHILDREN
CASE STUDY
CHAPTER 9 OVERALL SUMMARY AND DISCUSSION
LONG TERM EFFECTS OF LITERACY ATTAINMENT
COMPARISON OF BOYS VERSUS GIRLS IN LITERACY ATTAINMENT
ATTITUDES TO READING
FEEDBACK FROM TEACHERS ON THE PROGRAMME
EFFECTS OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
UNDERACHIEVERS
CONCLUSION
APPENDIX
PARENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
ATTITUDES TO READING QUESTIONNAIRE
REFERENCES

The views expressed in the report are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Scottish Executive or any other organisation(s) by which the author(s) is/are employed.

The Scottish Executive is making this research report available on-line in order to provide access to its contents for those interested in the subject. The Executive commissioned the research but has not exercised editorial control over the report.

The Executive has not published this full report in hard copy, but a summary version has been published in the Insight series (ISSN 1478-6788 online) as Insight 17.

Insight 17 is also available online at www.scotland.gov.uk/library5/education/ins17-00.asp with a limited print run available from the Dissemination Officer, Information, Analysis & Communication Division, Scottish Executive Education Department, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ (telephone 0131-244-0316).

Both reports were published on The Scottish Executive website on 11 February 2005.