Teaching Reading

The Reading Programme

  1. Alphabet drill (the – abc -song)
  2. Letter recognition (worksheets)
  3. The sounds letters make – Phonics Sounds
  4. diagraphs – at, -an etc.

Word Building

  1. cvc words – word building with blends
  2. Rapid word (cvc) recognition (with flashcards) and…
  3. blends

Simple sentence construction

Your first reading book

Material – We provide

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  • Letter of the alphabet – online learning
  • Alphabet chart – free down load
  • Phonic – link for correct pronunciation
  • Blend – diagraphs – list
  • cvc word list – drill and rapid recognition
  • First reading sentences – for rapid recognition
  • My first reading book

Moving beyond a-b-c (the names of the letters of the alphabet)

  1. Learning the letter sounds – PHONICS

Children are taught the 42 main letter sounds. This includes alphabet sounds as well as digraphs Diagraphs are blends of two or more sounds such as sh, th, ai and ue.

  1. Learning letter formation

Using different multi-sensory methods, children learn how to form and write the letters.

  1. Blending

Children are taught how to blend the sounds together to read and write new words.

  1. Identifying the sounds in words (Segmenting)

Listening for the sounds in words gives children the best start for improving spelling.

  1. Sight words and Tricky words

Tricky words have irregular spellings and children learn these separately.

Here is a more detailed program:       Components of teaching reading: LINK