Schools taught how to teach reading

<p>Primary schools in England are being sent DVDs and booklets on how best to teach children to read, reports BBC Online. The Letters and Sounds packs follow a report on reading by former director of inspection, Jim Rose, which advocated a method known as &quot;synthetic phonics&quot;.</p><p>The method teaches children the sounds of letters and combinations of letters before they move onto books rather than reading simple books from the start. But some teachers fear learning sounds by rote will make lessons boring.<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>