High Five Literacy Blog

Date: 22/3/2019
Author: Faith Borkowsky
Decodable text offers beginning and/or struggling readers a chance to practice the phonics skills they have already been taught using connected text. See more about 'I see Sam' decodable books (Piper Books) here: http://tcrw.co.uk/materials-linked-to-phonic-knowledge/decodable-readers/part-2-information-about-decodable-readers/

Brain evidence for teaching decoding

Date: 14/3/2019
Author: Sue
Beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, instead of trying to learn whole words, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading, according to new Stanford research investigating how the brain responds to different types of reading instruction.

Importance of teaching phonemic awareness

Date: 13/3/2019
Author: Sue
It is now accepted that phonemic awareness is an essential skill for learning to read and write. See how we found out about this .....
  • WATCH MY INTRODUCTION FILM
    This website provides teachers, parents and interested adults with an understanding of synthetic phonics.
    WATCH INTRO VIDEO
  • DOWNLOAD FREE MATERIALS
    A summary is provided of the skills needed for learning to read and write, as well as details of the essential phonic knowledge.
    GO TO OVERVIEW CHART
  • FREE MATERIALS
    Young children benefit from learning to form the letters correctly. It prevents bad formation habits developing.
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  • FREE MATERIALS
    Initially children need plenty of words for blending practice.Once a word has been blended a few times it becomes known and then it can be read without blending.
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    This is where I provide a summary of the skills that are needed for learning.
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