Help your child to read and write
- You don't need any prior knowledge.
This course introduces you to the Sounds-Write phonics program, and gives you the knowledge, resources and activities you need to help your child to start learning to read and write.
The course is designed for parents and carers of children aged 4 to 6 who want to know how to get their children started in their journey towards becoming literate.
If your child is using Sounds-Write at school, this course will teach you how to support them with their homework. This course is also suitable for those who are homeschooling their children.
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- The course is for parents or carers who want to give their children aged 4 to 6 years a good start in learning to read and spell using a phonics program. It is not really designed for teachers or for helping older children who have reading difficulties.
- What's this phonics course about?
- Segmenting and blending
- Modelling and practice
- How do children learn best?
- Why use phonics to teach young children to read and write?
- What reading and writing is about
- Letters stand for sounds
- Sounds can be spelled with more than one letter
- One sound, different spellings; one spelling, different sounds
- The Initial Code: Key concepts
- Word building
- Word building: error correction
- Word building: more common errors
- The ingredients of a good lesson: teaching the Initial Code - Units 1 to 6
- Word reading
- Word reading: error correction
- Word reading: more common errors
- One letter, two sounds
- Two letters, one sound
- Unit 7
- Sound Swap
- Sounds Swap error correction
John is a literacy expert and trainer, and co-author of the Sounds-Write literacy program. He has many years of teaching experience, and has taught all the way from reception to post-graduate level. John is passionate about making sure that all children learn to read to mastery level so they can fulfil their potential.