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Read Write Inc. Phonics | Get Writing (ages 4 - 7)

Read Write Inc. Phonics (also known as Ruth Miskin Literacy or RML) is a comprehensive synthetic phonics programme that teaches reading, writing and spelling. Suitable for children aged 4 - 7, but can also be used with 8 - 9 year olds for catch-up intervention.

The programme includes a range of teaching resources and decodable reading books (fiction and non-fiction). The Get Writing! books contain a wide range of writing activities that are specifically linked to these books and give the opportunity for children to embed their phonic knowledge, spelling, punctuation and compose texts.

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 Programme (ages 6 - 11)

Read Write Inc. Spelling (new edition) is a fast-paced, systematic spelling programme that is suitable for use in schools for pupils who have completed Read Write Inc. Phonics (or similar phonics programme).

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

Ideally for use alongside Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language.

Read Write Inc. Literacy & Language (ages 6 - 11)

Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language is a complete school literacy programme for years 2 to 6 that is matched to the new curriculum.

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 phonics (catch-up intervention age 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 | Jolly Grammar | Music (ages 3 - 10)

JOLLY PHONICS (for children aged 3 - 6), 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 includes lots of child (and parent!) friendly resources, making this an ideal programme to use at home.

JOLLY GRAMMAR (for children aged 6 to 10), is the next stage after Jolly Phonics and provides resources for the systematic teaching of spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.

JOLLY MUSIC (for children aged 6 - 10) gives primary school teachers, including those with no music teaching experience, a well-planned music curriculum.

Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters (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.

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

Decodable Phonics Reading Books  (beginner readers ages 3 - 8)

Read Write Inc., Jolly Phonics and Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters are comprehensive reading programmes that include their own decodable reading books and these can be found in the relevant sections above.

These additional decodable phonics reading books are also used in many schools, and are ideal for parents to use at home. They are suitable for beginner readers (ages 3 - 8) and are carefully planned to support a phonics first approach to reading.

They can be used effectively alongside any phonic reading programme. Sounds are introduced gradually and right from the beginning, children can enjoy the experience of reading decodable words within the context of a story.

Decodable Phonics Reading Books (catch-up readers ages 8 - adult)

These decodable phonic reading books are for older, 'catch-up' pupils who are struggling with reading.

The books are designed to appeal to older children who may have already experienced reading failure. They aim to fill in missing gaps in phonic skills and knowledge that are preventing children from making progress and becoming fluent readers.

Forward with Phonics books are particularly suitable for older children, adults and ESOL learners.

Storybooks For Independent Readers (age 5+)

Help your child develop a love of reading with this range of books which combine good stories with simple text and full colour illustrations .

Suitable for children who are ready for reading simple stories independently.

Buy 3 or more independent readers and save 10%

Spelling Aids | Grammar Resources (age 5+)

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. The comprehensive Jolly Grammar programme can be found in the Jolly Phonics | Grammar section.

Parent Information Leaflets

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