What do the teachers and teaching assistants who have attended our courses recently think about the course?

"On completion of the Sounds~Write course, I would like to formally acknowledge the wonderful tutor whom made the course an absolute pleasure to complete while I am on holidays. Mary Gladstone is a true asset to your company and her power to inspire is amazing. I have walked away from this course today excited to embark upon a new learning adventure with many students whom I feel have been let down by an educational system which is overload with 'stuff'. Mary presented the course in such a manner I was eager to go home and get straight into imparting my new skills and knowledge upon my children. I must admit, each day when I returned home, they were eagerly awaiting the next exciting activity I wanted to trial with them. As a parent and an educator I would like to say thank you for the opportunity to learn from a passionate practitioner who makes it all so exciting. I look forward to many successfull adventures with the students I come in contact with now and feel extremely confident I WILL make a difference."

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Workbooks

Workbook 1

Workbook_1_SamThis 82-page book is supplied as a tough spiral-bound copy and as a pdf file on a USB drive, so that you can photocopy and print as many copies as your school needs: the facility to make copies is included in the purchase price, and all the inner pages are in black and white for ease of copying and printing. The liberally-illustrated volume is designed to be used by Sounds~Write trained tutors as support for work in class as a follow-up to formal presentations of Sounds-Write. It can also be used with small groups, or one-to-one.

The workbook provides a variety of activities which are specially designed to work in harmony with the Sounds~Write programme, with sections for Units 1 and 2, Unit 3, Unit 4, Unit 5, Unit 6 and Unit 7 of the Initial Code. Each unit includes: word building; word reading and picture matching; word reading and spelling; a word search; word matching; high frequency word practice; tracking; and a short reading and comprehension exercise. Teacher record sheets are also included with each unit.

 

 

 

Workbook 2

This 127-page book is supplied as a tough spiral-bound copy and as a pdf file on a USB drive, so that you can photocopy and print as many copies as your school needs: the facility to make copies is included in the purchase price, and all the inner pages are in black and white for ease of copying and printing.

Workbook 2 focuses on consolidating the sound-spelling correspondences learnt up and including Unit 7 of the Initial Code. At this point, pupils need to develop their skills of segmenting, blending and phoneme manipulation to mastery level if they are to have success at the next level: learning the different ways of spelling sounds and learning that many spellings represent more than one sound.

Towards the end of the workbook, code knowledge is further extended by the inclusion of < sh > for /sh/, < ch > for /ch/, < th > for /th/ voiced and unvoiced, < ck > as another spelling for /k/, and so on. At this point, conceptual understanding of the idea that a sound can be spelled with more than one letter is also further developed.

This book is particularly useful for providing pupils with special educational needs with the vital extra practice (overlearning) that will prepare them for the Extended Code and Polysyllabic Words.

The liberally-illustrated volume is designed to be used by Sounds~Write trained tutors as support for work in class as a follow-up to formal presentations of Sounds-Write. It can also be used with small groups, or one-to-one.

 

Workbook 3

This 117-page workbook covers Units 1-9 of the Extended Code and gives extensive practice in different ways of spelling the sounds /ae/, /ee/, /oe/, /er/, /e/, and /ow/. It also provides exercises on the grapheme units < ea >, < o > and < ow >.

The book is available for use primarily as an intervention for pupils who have issues with working memory, although the exercises provided in each unit are likely to be helpful for most pupils.

The units include exercises on:

 word analysis

reading and spelling words

sorting words from sound into different categories of spelling (one sound/different spellings)

Seek the Sound

cloze procedures

‘Which spelling’

homophones

choosing the correctly spelled homophone

punctuation and grammar

and comprehension.

 

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