The Teaching & Learning Cycle is nothing new, revolutionary or challenging. It's a good ol' fashioned teaching structure. You revisit and review previous learning, you teach or introduce something new, the children practise, apply and consolidate the learning. It's not set in stone, but it provides a common sense structure for phonics teaching - agree?
I love the Teaching & Learning Cycle but it's not without it's problems...
Final thought... the Teaching & Learning Cycle can be used flexibly to meet your needs, but you should complete the cycle before moving on. Learners need plenty of opportunity for each section pf the cycle.
Abigail Steel is an Education Consultant for Early Years and Primary (KS1 & 2) Language and Literacy. Her specialist area is Synthetic Phonics.
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