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Read Write Inc. Phonics (Age 4+)

A dynamic synthetic phonics literacy programme for children aged 4 - 7 (can also be used with 8 - 9 year olds for catch up)

Used successfully by many school throughout the UK, Read Write Inc. (also known as Ruth Miskin Literacy or RML) is a lively phonic programme that gets children reading and writing fast. The interesting storybooks and non-fiction books are carefully graded so that children feel safe and confident as they learn to read and write.

Choose from a range of resources designed for use in the classroom and at home, including those specifically designed for one-to-one tutoring with struggling children.

These excellent Read Write Inc. resources can also be used very effectively alongside other reading schemes.

Read Write Inc. Spelling (Age 6 - 11)

New for 2014 - Read Write Inc. Spelling (new edition) for Years 2 to 6 has been specially created to meet the higher demands of the new curriculum and to prepare children for the spelling component of the Key Stage 1 and 2 statutory assessments.

Spelling rules and concepts are introduced by aliens from an exciting online spelling planet. Resources to complement the online element include a comprehensiveTeacher's Handbook , Practice Books full of structured activities and lively illustrations and Log Books to record individual progress and build a home/school link.

Suitable for use in school for pupils who have completed Read Write Inc. Phonics (or similar phonics programme). Ideally for use alongside Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language

Read Write Inc. Literacy & Language (Whole School Literacy Age 6 - 11)

Developed by Ruth Miskin, Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language is a complete literacy programme rooted in the new national curriculum for children in Years 2 - 6 ( Primary 3 - 7) who can decode fluently.

It develops children’s comprehension, vocabulary, writing, critical thinking and discussion skills and provides teachers with explicit guidance in how to teach grammar – in a fun and meaningful way.

It enables all children to make excellent progress in literacy with most children achieving a NC level 5 and above at the end of year 6.

Series contains:
* Teacher’s Handbook which provides day-by-day lesson plans
* Anthologies of complete texts by leading children’s authors
* Pupils' Books and Homework Books
* CD-ROM software for use on an interactive whiteboard

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start (9+)

Read Write Inc. Fresh Start is a synthetic phonics intervention programme for pupils in years 5, 6 and 7 working below NC Level 3. The programme gives older children who have not yet cracked the 'code of reading' the chance to catch up and become confident, fluent readers - enabling them to access the secondary curriculum. Ideal for paired / group work or working one to one with a pupil.

Using all the strategies that are so successful in Read Write Inc. Phonics, children are taught the 44 sounds systematically in lively, fast paced phonics lessons and quickly start to sound blend them to read words.

Fresh Start Modules and anthologies provide specially written age-appropriate stories and non-fiction texts which the children have the phonic knowledge to read, building their confidence from the start. Writing is developed alongside reading.

Jolly Phonics (Age 3+)

For children aged 3 - 6, Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching reading and writing that is known worldwide and used by many schools throughout the UK.

With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers and leads to outstanding results.

Jolly Phonics has a lovely range of resources that are ideal for use at home to help introduce young children to the sounds of the English language and how to use letter sounds to read and write words.

Project X Phonics Home Kit (Age 4+)

This Project X Phonics Parent's Home Starter Kit provides everything you need to give your child essential and fun phonics practice at home. The pack contains a wealth of lively activities, exciting adventure stories and non-fiction books all designed to give your child the best start in learning to read.

Project X Phonics is a programme of 40 books matched to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-4. It is ideal for extra practice and reinforcement alongside any phonics teaching programme.

Floppy's Phonics (Age 4+)

Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters is a systematic synthetic phonics teaching programme that is fully matched to Letters and Sounds. Developed by phonics expert Debbie Hepplewhite, it provides all the teaching resources needed for helping children learn to read with phonics.

Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction books allow children to practise their decoding and literacy skills in the context of a variety of text types and interesting topics.

Reading Books for Phase 1 to 5 in 'Letters and Sounds' (Nursery / Reception Year and Year One)


Ragtag Rhymes Books (Age 4+)

With characters that appeal to children’s imaginations, fabulous illustrations, and playful rhyming text, Ragtag Rhymes are high-quality picture books that are decodable by children in the early stages of learning to read.

Reading Books for Phase 2 in 'Letters and Sounds' (normally Reception Year)

Songbirds Phonics Books (Age 4+)

Songbirds Phonics have been carefully created by best selling author Julia Donaldson to support children who are learning to read.

Songbirds are used in many schools to help teach phonics and inspire a love of reading. Available as school books and great value 4-books-in-1 for home use.

Songbirds Phonics are ideal early reading books for children to practise their blending skills, building on phonic knowledge as they work through the series.

Reading Books for Phase 2 to 5 in 'Letters and Sounds' (normally Reception Year and Year One)

Traditional Tales Phonics Books (4+)

Traditional Tales books contain well-loved traditional stories carefully retold using phonics and familiar language, so that children can read them for themselves.

Traditional Tales are ideal early reading books for children to practise their blending skills. Available as school books and great value 4-books-in-1 for home use.

Reading Books for Phase 1 to 5 in 'Letters and Sounds' (Nursery / Reception Year and Year One)

Dandelion Launchers Books (Age 3 - 6)

Phonics early reading books for beginner readers. These lovely books will give your child the best start in reading and can be used with any phonic programme to give confidence in blending sounds to read words.

Dandelion Launchers can be used for very young readers or for readers who need lots of practice at the first stages of reading.

Decodable reading Books for Phase 2 to 4 in 'Letters and Sounds' (normally Reception Year)

Discounts will be applied to orders of £100 or more Dandelion Launchers / Dandelion Readers / Moondog / Magic Belt / Alba / Totem / Rescue / Talisman Books (includes book sets and associated workbooks).

Dandelion Readers Books (Age 5 - 8)

Dandelion Readers complement and follow on from the Dandelion Launcher series, and present highly decodable texts that children can read by sounding out and blending. These lovely high quality books and accompanying activites can support any phonics programme.

With minimal sight words and text on a cream background to make it reader friendly, these motivating stories have appealing characters and imaginative illustrations. Each book includes a games page to stimulate further reading practice.

Photocopiable Workbooks accompany each level, providing reading, writing and spelling activities linked to the books read.

Reading Books for Phase 2 to 5 in 'Letters and Sounds' (normally Reception Year and Year One)

Discounts will be applied to orders of £100 or more Dandelion Launchers / Dandelion Readers / Moondog / Magic Belt / Alba / Totem / Rescue / Talisman Books (includes book sets and associated workbooks).

Moon Dogs Series Books (Age 8 - 14)

Moon Dogs Series - for absolute beginners. Includes 2 sets of reading books (plus supporting workbooks) for the older 'catch-up' pupils who would benefit from starting a phonics series from the very beginning.

This series of decodable books with highly structured phonic progression is designed for older pupils who need to secure the sounds of the alphabet at CVC level text.

Designed to appeal to older reluctant readers with exciting and motivating stories and Manga-style illustrations.

Discounts will be applied to orders of £100 or more Dandelion Launchers / Dandelion Readers / Moondog / Magic Belt / Alba / Totem / Rescue / Talisman Books (includes book sets and associated workbooks).

Magic Belt Series Books (Age 8 - 14)

The Magic Belt Series includes 12 Synthetic Phonics reading books for catch-up pupils aged 8-14.

Aimed at older pupils who would benefit from starting a phonics programme from the very beginning, it combines clear phonic structure with exciting, engaging quest-like stories and illustrations. Starting at CVC word level, it progresses in small steps to CVCC, CCVC and CCVCC word levels and then introduces one consonant digraph at a time (ch, sh, th, ck, ng, wh, qu), allowing practice and consolidation at each level.

A fantastic reading resource for older beginner readers.

Discounts will be applied to orders of £100 or more Dandelion Launchers / Dandelion Readers / Moondog / Magic Belt / Alba / Totem / Rescue / Talisman Books (includes book sets and associated workbooks).

Alba Series Books (Age 8 - 14)

A brand new phonic reading series for girls and boys aged 8-12 who are struggling with reading.

This fantastic series of 12 books combines step-by-step phonic progression with an exciting story and wonderful illustrations. Alba is a smart, empowering heroine who has to use her wit to overcome literally HUGE odds. She has been shrunk and has to negotiate many obstacles to achieve her vital mission!

These books follow the same progression as the popular Totem series. A complementary workbook of reading, spelling, writing and comprehension activities is also available.

Discounts will be applied to orders of £100 or more Dandelion Launchers / Dandelion Readers / Moondog / Magic Belt / Alba / Totem / Rescue / Talisman Books (includes book sets and associated workbooks).

Totem Series Books (Age 8 - 14)

This series takes older, reluctant readers from the CVC words through to vowel digraphs. (Phases 2-5 of Letters and Sounds). Interest age 8 - 14

Totem series is an exciting, fresh start for older pupils that builds up their reading skills from CVC (consonant/vowel/consonant) level. This highly-structured, cumulative series includes 12 books which cover the essential phonics foundations that a 'catch-up' reader will need.

It precedes and builds up towards the Talisman Series. Designed to appeal to older reluctant readers with exciting and motivating stories and illustrations.

Discounts will be applied to orders of £100 or more Dandelion Launchers / Dandelion Readers / Moondog / Magic Belt / Alba / Totem / Rescue / Talisman Books (includes book sets and associated workbooks).

Rescue Series Books (Age 8 - 14)

Ideal for older readers who have gaps in their phonic knowledge (interest age 8-14).

These books follow the same progression as the popular Talisman series, introducing more alternative spellings for the vowel and consonant sounds (following Phase 5 and 6 of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme). A complementary workbook of reading, spelling, writing and comprehension activities is also available.

Discounts will be applied to orders of £100 or more Dandelion Launchers / Dandelion Readers / Moondog / Magic Belt / Alba / Totem / Rescue / Talisman Books (includes book sets and associated workbooks).

Talisman Series Books (Age 8 - 14)

Ideal for older readers who have gaps in their phonic knowledge (interest age 8-14).

Following on from the Totem Series, the Talisman Series 1 and Series 2 introduce more alternative spellings for the vowel and consonant sounds (following Phase 5 and 6 of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme).

Discounts will be applied to orders of £100 or more Dandelion Launchers / Dandelion Readers / Moondog / Magic Belt / Alba / Totem / Rescue / Talisman Books (includes book sets and associated workbooks).

Forward with Phonics (Teens | Adults)

There are plenty of resources available for teaching children to read with phonics, but often the content and tone of the text is unsuitable for older learners.

Forward with Phonics has been written by Frances Woodward - an experienced primary school teacher and private tutor helping children and adults raise their level of reading and spelling.

For the past nine years, Frances has worked with adults who are illiterate or who have very poor reading skills.

These resources she has produced are particularly suitable for older children, adults and ESOL learners.

Spelling and Grammar

The English language is rich and complex and takes a long time to learn.

Once children have learnt the 44 sounds of English, one of the keys to good spelling is to remember how to spell these sounds in different words.

The process of learning to spell is cumulative and most children need explicit systematic teaching that is continually practised and reinforced, until spelling knowledge is committed to long-term memory.

Help your child learn essential grammar rules, along with the tips and tricks that make spelling easier.

Parent Information Leaflets

In this section, we have all the free information leaflets that are available on the website. These leaflets are Word documents that can be sent on request via email.

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