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Given the vastness of the literature on this subject, the three major reviews listed below are offered as a starting point.

Suggested Reading
Ehri, L.C., Nunes, S., Stahl, S. A., & Willows, D. M. (2001). Systematic phonics instruction helps students learn to read: Evidence from the National Reading Panel’s meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research, 71(3) 393-447.

Pressley, M., & Fingeret, L. (2007). What we have learned since the National Reading Panel: Visions of the next version of Reading First. In M. Pressley, A. K. Billman, K. H. Perry, K. E. Reffitt, & J. M. Reynolds (Eds.), Shaping literacy achievement: Research we have, research we need (pp. 216-245 ). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Torgerson, C. J., Brooks, G., & Hall, J. (2006). A systematic review of the research literature on the use of phonics in the teaching of reading and spelling. London, England: Department for Education and Skills.

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