This teaching manual, and the accompanying website www.teachphonics.co.uk, has been written to demystify phonics, and was born out of our frustration at the lack of clear, comprehensive information about learning to read and spell using phonics.
Our aim in this, and the other teaching manuals and websites we have written, is to empower the educator; whether that be a parent, carer or other educationalist.
The 19 fully scripted lessons, that are designed to take 20 to 30 minutes, explain and help you teach:
Pre-phonics knowledge of how to identify a consonant from a vowel sound
There are 44 sounds in the English language, 20 vowels and 24 consonants
Why identifying vowel sounds from consonant sounds is important in understanding word formation
How to differentiate a ‘short’ vowel sound from a ‘long’ vowel sound
What phonics is
How to use the Phonics Memory Jogger to support their phonics knowledge and learning
The 44 sounds of the English Language using Sound Blocks, supported by the Phonics Memory Jogger and activities for over learning and helping the information move from the short term to long term memory
All the games and resources to teach the lessons are included in the module.
The Phonics Module lessons are further supported by the website, www.teachphonics.co.uk, providing you with the relevant sounds and animations showing the link between the letters and sounds in words.
Dependent on the age and prior knowledge of your child, we would expect them to complete each lesson, including playing the associated games and activities to reinforce their knowledge, over the course of a week.