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The following companies and web sites provide a variety of programmes, resources and information for teaching children to read and write. As an independent trainer Elizabeth is familiar with all of them. She can advise on appropriate resources for particular circumstances.

 

 

Programmes and Further Training

 

Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar  for 4-11 year olds

 

Phonics International online synthetic phonics programme and resources

 

Sound Discovery with Snappy Lesson for classes and groups

 

Read Write Inc  a whole primary school programme; also ‘Fresh Start’ for strugglers in upper primary/lower secondary

 

Sound Reading System  for one-to-one help for all ages and now for classroom teaching too.

 

Phonics Bug  for FS and KS1 with interactive whiteboard

 

Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters  synthetic phonics with the Oxford Reading Tree characters

 

Letters and Sounds the 2007 English goverment’s synthetic phonics programme for the initial teaching of reading. For a review of Letters and Sounds, click here.

 

Rapid Phonics for catching up with the basics of phonics

 

Everyone Can Read suitable for strugglers in upper primary/secondary. For a review, click here.

 

 

Programmes suitable for one-to-one

 

BRI-ARI especially good for young readers who ‘guess’

 

Step by Step A day-by-day programme for all ages

 

The Promethean Trust for young children who are falling behind

 

Toe by Toe for students with reading difficulties

 

 

Reading Schemes

based on structured phonics teaching

 

No Nonsense Phonics

 

Jelly & Bean

 

‘Read and See’ and ‘Jolly Readers’

 

Read Write Inc Story Books and Non-Fiction

 

Dandelion Readers

 

Sounds-Write Stories

 

Phonics Bug - printed and e-books

 

Floppy’s Phonics

 

Getting Reading Right

 

 

 

Extra Resources

 

Trugs card games for practising reading words one-to-one

 

Word Shark interractive computer program, includes phonics practice

 

 

Information and Discussion

 

International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction

 

Reading Reform Foundation for information and debate

 

Dyslexics.org.uk for information and links

 

 

 

Elizabeth’s Resources

 

Lesson Plans and Progression

an overview of the principles, simple daily lesson plans for the first 60 days, and how to move on

 

Reading for Meaning

Images from Power Point used at seminar in Education Exhibition in Birmingham  

 

Read and Draw Worksheets -

for practising reading, comprehension and pencil control

 

How Jolly Phonics fits with the Phases of Letters and Sounds