The Phonics Blog

Welcome to The Phonics Blog which comments on issues and topics relating to the teaching of literacy and - especially - phonics, reading and spelling.

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Mike Lloyd-Jones is the co-author of the Sounds Together Systematic, Synthetic Phonics Programme, one of only a handful of phonics programmes to have been fully-approved for government match-funding for primary schools in England.


The level of anti-phonics hysteria has intensified in the last few years.  Myths, misunderstandings and downright falsehoods not only persist but proliferate. Phonics and the Resistance to Reading is a robust demolition of the arguments put up against phonics and an exposure of the damage and harm resulting from the longstanding muddle of teaching reading using ‘mixed methods’. The book exposes the dark side of phonics denial, its social costs and human consequences. It's available in paperback or as an e-book from Amazon.

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His novels, Just Complaints, The Fortunate Island and The Tackle and Bait are also available from Amazon. He is also the co-author of A Child At Christmas

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