Reading, spelling and writing support each other, yet they are often taught as separate areas of the literacy curriculum – linking them together helps children to see how reading works. Teaching the sound-symbol correspondence through switching sound games provides all children with the building blocks they need to learn to read successfully.
Why teach whole words when you can teach how the alphabet works systematically?
My Reading and Spelling Toolkit offers a systematic multi-modal approach that provides all educators with engaging resources to support active learning in your classroom or home. The reading and spelling kit is suitable for all learners who know their basic sounds A-Z and letter names and can build CVC words effortlessly.
This beautifully designed and illustrated kit systematically works through the alphabet code. The multisensory nature of word-building develops strong spelling by focusing on patterns rather than rules, and this builds confidence and a love of learning.
I have carefully curated the word lists to develop the skills needed for fluency — Not your average spelling list! They can print as a book or print out individually to play the sound swap game. Each sound has an alternative spellings bookmark, word lists and spelling instruction. Learning to spell should be a continuum.
Looking for decoding strategies to help your little learner when they get stuck with a word? Check out this post here.
Playfully teach segmenting and blending systematically.
The kit will align with all phonics programs. I use Phonic books decodable readers, so these resources would pair beautifully with the Sounds-Write program.
All children need to have effortless sound-symbol correspondence to become fluent readers. Word building helps children to seek out individual letters and letter strings to assist them when decoding unknown words. Building words can also lead to discussions about what words mean and how similar words can change the meaning of sentences. Use the word cards to add words to sentences, encourage children to make meaning, and expand and develop vocabulary.
Phonics with the why!
Spelling instruction to deepen your knowledge of the alphabet code. Help your students understand how reading and spelling are connected through systematic sessions that share why spellings exist.
Designed to decrease prep and research time in a classroom or homeschool. Everything you need in one kit.
•Guide you through the best way to teach the alphabet code.
•Introduce structure – simple and easy to use
• Develop the skills of phonological awareness through games, playful practice, and repetition
•Connect reading, spelling, and writing
• Learn the most popular spellings of the alphabet code
•Apply phonic knowledge to unknown words
•Develop vocabulary and comprehension through structured instruction
•Create a positive attitude towards learning
Have a little learner just starting out with letters and sounds?
Check out my First ABC kit here.
Wondering how to get started with learning to read? – check out this post
Want to know more about word building? – check out this post
Have questions about the jargon that comes with learning to read?- check out my guide here