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5 highlights from Australia

5 highlights from Australia

John and Tita have spent the past five weeks in Australia, visiting schools and trainers, giving talks and attending a conference. Read on to hear some of the insights they’ve gained from their visit.

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A ‘really tight’ Phonics Lead, Teeside, UK

A ‘really tight’ Phonics Lead, Teeside, UK

After publishing our Phonics Lead Handbook in 2023, we wanted to hear from those who are using it, so we spoke to Karen Rees, a Year 1/2 Class Teacher and Key Stage 1 Leader, who is the Phonics Lead at Galley Hill Primary School in Guisborough, Teesside.

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John and Tita’s trip to Australia!

John and Tita’s trip to Australia!

We’ve been lucky enough to spend the last 5 weeks in Australia, visiting schools, giving talks and catching up with many of the Sounds-Write trainers. Keep reading to find out what we got up to and who we visited during our time there.

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Forging ahead

Forging ahead

Discover strategies to support students with advanced reading and spelling skills, ensuring continuous growth in the phonics classroom.

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Intervention in the moment

Intervention in the moment

Learn classroom organisation tips for teaching Sounds-Write, including the use of whiteboards and support from Teaching Assistants. Gain insights from Chorley St James Primary School’s effective classroom setup.

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Meet the Sounds-Write team – Jill!

Meet the Sounds-Write team – Jill!

Jill started with Sounds-Write with our Practitioner Online Training in 2020; she saw Sounds-Write’s impact on students and joined our mission. Jill enjoys staying updated on literacy research and is excited to expand Sounds-Write in North America.

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Meet the Sounds-Write team – Kylie!

Meet the Sounds-Write team – Kylie!

Meet Kylie, a dedicated Sounds-Write trainer passionate about empowering educators and students. Discover her journey into the world of literacy and phonics, her commitment to staying up-to-date, and her aspirations for the year ahead.

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Meet the Sounds-Write team – Kerry!

Meet the Sounds-Write team – Kerry!

Kerry’s experience of her own child having learning difficulties meant she set out on a mission to help him learn to read and spell, this eventually led her to join us here at Sounds-Write, and we are so glad to have her with us! Find out more about Kerry here.

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Scarborough’s Reading Rope

Scarborough’s Reading Rope

Hey there, phonics enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into the fascinating world of Scarborough’s Reading Rope. Don’t worry; it’s not a magic trick or an actual rope. Instead, it’s a metaphorical tool that helps us understand the intricacies of how we become fluent readers.

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