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Read Write Inc. Phonics (Age 4+)

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a comprehensive 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 schools 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)

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 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.

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

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

Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language is a complete literacy programme developed by Ruth Miskin, that is 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 (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 | Grammar | Music (3+)

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 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 (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)


Decodable Reading Books (Age 4 - 8)

Read Write Inc., Jolly Phonics and Floppy's Phonics 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 'Catch-up' Reading Books (Age 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.

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

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.

PLEASE NOTE - if you are only ordering free leaflets, please use the 'Contact us' page to request them, to avoid the p&p charge. If ordering items other than free leaflets, simply add them to your shopping cart.

   
     
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