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I find that my students naturally use both methods, even though I teach the "phonetic" style. I know this because often they will see a word that they haven't seen before (e.g. Toronto) and they'll read it as a word they do know with the same first and last letter (e.g. tomato).
When I look at the smiles on all the children's faces, I just know they're about to jab me with something - Homer Simpson