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by | 2nd, December 2005

‘IS it possible to understand what a paper is telling you without actually being able to read? Can you learn what the paper is saying by rote?

The three Rs: Ruth, Rubbish and Reputation

How much of a grasp on the English language do you need to read “Phwoaar!” “Stunna!” and “GOTCHA!”?

We only ask because the Sun is discussing how we learn to read in a piece entitled “back to the old school”.

Therein, the paper looks at four different ways schools teach children to read. There’s “context support”, in which a child learns to read from staring at a favourite book.

“Language experience”, damned for being the “most trendy of teaching methods”, allows children to use their own favourite words. Junior tells miss “Mummy is mean”, “I want an iPod” and “I hate you”. Teacher writes the words down. Junior reads them out.

“Look and say” teaches children to recognise words and whole sentences. Much like the Sun, this method uses flashcards. Miss holds aloft a shot of busty Nikki

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