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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Say hello to Laura! Laura is our fantastic Content Manager here at Sounds-Write. From developing the Sounds-Write Practitioners’ Portal and the Sounds-Write Podcast, Laura works tirelessly to help make Sounds-Write the exceptional programme it is today.
Nora is the founder of EBLI, and John is the founder of our very own phonics approach, Sounds-Write. John and Nora discussed their strikingly similar backgrounds in the worlds of phonics, the similarities and differences between their approaches and, of course, speech to print.
For students who are just beginning to learn to read, it is imperative that they practise reading with books that are consistent with their developing knowledge of the code and how the code works. These are often known as ‘phonically controlled texts’ or ‘decodable readers’.
In January 2023, Laura Walker, Sounds-Write Content Manager, spoke with Caroline Hardisty, one of Sounds-Write’s in-house trainers, for an episode of The Sounds-Write Podcast. Caroline gave advice for new Sounds-Write Practitioners, who are just beginning their Sounds-Write journeys.
1 in 6 people in the world are completely illiterate, and 3 billion struggle with basic literacy. The effects of illiteracy extend far beyond what you might imagine. It has major economic, social, and health implications at both an individual and a societal level.