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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 for all ages

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

Sounds~Write  for the initial teaching of reading and writing

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

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

Phonics Bug  for teaching children with an electronic whiteboard

Letters and Sounds the 2007 English government’s synthetic phonics programme for the initial teaching of reading, now archived. 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

The Word Wasp and Hornet Literacy Primer  for students with reading difficulties. For a review, click here.

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

Written by Elizabeth Nonweiler, available on request in return for feedback

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