THRASS PHONICS: A CASE STUDY OF THOMAS AS AN EMERGING READER IN ENGLISH

Shirley Chai Siik Su, Jeff Hawkins

Abstract


Current trends in education indicate that phonemic and phonic awareness are essential to developing key English literacy skills. In Malaysia, phonics has been recognized by the Ministry of education as a key instrument to improve English teaching and learning. Thus, this study aims to evaluate the capacity of THRASS phonics in teaching English literacy skills to a Chinese Malaysian primary school student in Kuching, Sarawak. The authors selected case study as the theoretical framework to illustrate the impact that THRASS phonics had on both teacher and student during the study. The paper discusses the findings and concludes with the implications for further phonics research in Malaysia. 


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