Not sure the last 6 month field test of online learning gave us the answers we were looking for, it certainly raised a lot of questions though.
It was released on April the 20th 1987, almost 30 years ago and although it has a few design changes in that time its basic premise is still the same.
This is a tricky one, of all the phonics rules the ones surrounding the letter and sounds of ”y” are difficult to find out. Especially after our students have gone through learning The names of the letters and then the sounds they can make, and maybe even that some of those letters have more than one sound, and then we show them ”y”
emember seeing this on an old ( very old) English TV show called Why Don’t You, when i was a kid and running off to my mum sewing kit to try to take her needles. I tried to explain it to her that if ever we were lost i was learning how to save us. Luckily she let me go.