Help your child to read and write
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Help your child to read and write

Sounds-Write Initial Code, Units 1-7
4.6 (114 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,385 students enrolled
Created by John Walker
Last updated 8/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • help your child take their first steps in reading and spelling;
  • understand how to help your child build, write and read words;
  • understand how to correct your child when they make a mistake in their reading or writing;
  • have a basic understanding of how phonics works.
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Requirements
  • You don't need any prior knowledge.
Description

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 learn to read. 

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.  

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is for parents or carers who want to give their children aged 4 to 6 a good start in learning to read and spell. It is not really designed for teachers or for helping older children who have reading difficulties.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting Started
1 Lecture 01:18
Welcome!
01:18
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What reading and writing is about
5 Lectures 13:55
What's this course about?
02:49

Segmenting and blending
06:39

Modelling and practice
01:16

How do children learn best?
00:58

Why use phonics to teach young children to read and write?
02:13

What reading and writing is about
6 questions
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The Initial Code: Key concepts
3 Lectures 07:21

Practise saying the sounds precisely with Alex

Letters stand for sounds
02:50

Sounds can be spelled with more than one letter
01:22

One sound, different spellings; one spelling, different sounds
03:09

The Initial Code: Key concepts
3 questions
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Word building
4 Lectures 15:48
Word building
05:18

Word building: error correction
02:55

Word building: more common errors
03:40

The ingredients of a good lesson: teaching the Initial Code - Units 1 to 6
03:55
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Word reading
3 Lectures 12:08

After watching this lecture, have a look at the two bonus lectures on dictation and sentence reading

Word reading
03:03

Word reading: error correction
01:56

Word reading: more common errors
07:09
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Unit 7
2 Lectures 08:28
One letter, two sounds
02:55

Two letters, one sound
05:33

Unit 7
2 questions
About the Instructor
John Walker
4.6 Average rating
114 Reviews
1,385 Students
1 Course
Sounds-Write literacy

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.