Teaching Writing Skills
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Most educators today seem to prefer a phonics-based, rather than a holistic language, approach to teaching literacy in the classroom. This paper examines various studies positing the developments of cognitive and behavioralist approaches to literacy and the improvement of writing skills in students and also examines the phonics program as a realistic method of teaching these skills in a contemporary and dynamic in-class structural environment.
From the Paper:"When phonics, on the other hand, is taught with worksheets rather than by teachers articulating the sounds, the sounds of the letters are most often identified using key words, pictures, and even latter names, providing a more broadened base for a variety of different learning styles. This can, however, interfere with and slow down the decoding process when the same letters are needed to spell or read words other
than the one used in these memory keys. "The shape and form of the letters are really the only picture students require" (Phonics, 2003)."
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