Synthetic Phonics - Get Reading Right
Phonics – learning to read and write sounds
Synthetic Phonics uses the concept of 'synthesising', which means 'putting together' or 'blending'. Simply put, the sounds prompted by the letters are synthesised (put together or blended) to pronounce the word.
are pronounced in isolation and blended together (synthesised).
So each word is built, or synthesised, using the individual sounds which are all blended. So mainstream phonics teachers common letter groupings, such as the /-at/ in 'fat', 'bat', 'cat', 'rat', 'sat', 'mat' and 'pat', Synthetic Phonics purely focuses on the sound that each phoneme (individual sound) and the letter patterns (graphemes) relating to them. So a word like 'fat' will always be decoded from the three sounds /f/, /a/ and /t/, not /f/ and /-at/.