When doing retrieval practice in phonics lessons, can you retrieve any prior learning, or should there be a sequence?
213 September 2021
We should do retrieval practice to prevent forgetting, as forgetting happens quite rapidly. The idea is to bring something that has been mastered back into working memory/ This can be done through retrieval questions, a quiz, a true or false activity for example. This encourages remembering. Anything students forget, we can feedback to them.
Some schools have a formalised scope and sequence for phonics...