What is a synthetic approach to reading?

 
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Introduction
 

A synthetic approach to reading begins with letters and sounds and blends them into syllables and words.

 

It is usually combined with another approach and normally does not stand alone. For instance, it is used with phonic or analytic approaches.

Definition
 

A synthetic approach to reading is an approach that begins with the smallest segment of speech and builds, or synthesizes, the small parts into syllables and words. (Halvorson 1992)

Examples
 

Here are some examples of synthetic approaches:

 
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