Phonics

 

Read, Write, Inc. Phonics

Read, Write, Inc. Phonics is an inclusive literacy programme for all children learning to read. It is aimed at children reading at Level 2b or below and teaches synthetic phonics. Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to blend them to read and spell. The scheme includes both a reading and a writing focus.

Aims and Objectives.

To teach children to:

  • apply the skill of blending phonemes in order to read words.
  • segment words into their constituent phonemes in order to spell words.
  • learn that blending and segmenting words are reversible processes.
  • read high frequency words that do not conform to regular phonic patterns.
  • read texts and words that are within their phonic capabilities as early as possible.
  • decode texts effortlessly so all their resources can be used to comprehend what they read.
  • spell effortlessly so that all their resources can be directed towards composing their writing.

Teaching and Learning Style

This is based on the 5 Ps.

Praise – Children learn quickly in a positive climate.

Pace – Good pace is essential to the lesson.

Purpose – Every part of the lesson has a specific purpose.

Passion – This is a very prescriptive programme. It requires energy, enthusiasm and passion to bring the teaching and learning to life!

Participation - A strong feature of Read Write Inc. lessons is partner work and the partners ‘teaching’ each other.

Organisation

Pupils work within ability groups which are defined by their performance on Read Write Inc. phonic tests. Pupils are re-tested frequently during the year and the groups are reorganised accordingly.