LETTER: Reading and phonics instruction
Two ways to spell fish.
February 4, 2023 - 9:01 pm
Regarding “why Johnny might finally learn to read (January 25).”
Before you get too excited about a full phonics approach to teaching reading remember that you can spell “fish” “ghoti” (the “gh” in enough, the “o” in women, and the “ti” in nation) ghoti = fish.
Teaching reading is difficult. You’ll look for shortcuts to get a six year-old going phonics help but it’s only a too. There is much more to it.