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About Reading Works Books

Even with explicit teaching and synthetic phonics, sight words and a mountain of good intentions, there is a risk for children not being given the full story in that c for cat does not match c as in cents, c as in brick, c as in church, c as in Michael or c as in race. 
This can be devastating for an inexperienced reader.

The ed at the end of started is different to the ed in missed. The i in rabbit does not sound at all like i for igloo. The e for egg does not tell the truth in words such as have, love, give, even when the long vowel rule mat-mate rule is applied. However, and assuming all the above English anomalies are taught, this is still not enough.

The Reading Works Series shows how our writing system works rather than teaches pronunciation rules and their associated jargon in isolation hoping the right one will be remembered and applied when encountered in a reading book.


Enough said. To see how some extraordinary explicit word knowledge teaching is possible even from a simple four-word sentence, please click here.

It is a deep-learning approach that promotes reading success, word memorisation accuracy, social togetherness, meaning and enjoyment for everyone.

 

The Reading Works Series

Vowels
Consonants
Blends
Digraphs
The Schwa
Silent Letters
Contractions
Homophones and Heteronyms
Uncountable Nouns (Collective and plural nouns without s on the end)
A-Z Letters and their Sounds
IPA Sounds and their Letters
Wonder Words (word families)
Nuts and Bolts – Literacy Teaching Manual


Reading Works Charts (A2 Laminated)
     
- Published and distributed by Network Education

The Letters and Sounds of the Basic Alphabet
Vowels
Consonants
Blends
Digraphs
The Schwa
Silent Letters
Contractions
Homophones and Heteronyms

       (Note: A3 format individual charts and
       A4 personal chart booklet available from Ellie on request.)


Oral Language Series

Each book in the Oral Language in Action series has a year’s worth of practical and varied lesson ideas that you won’t find anywhere else.

Children of all abilities will love the feeling of achievement that will take them beyond what they thought they could do and into the realms of best-possible speaking, listening, reading, learning and well-being.

Teachers and parents will be impressed with the imaginative, easy-to-follow and rigorously enjoyable lesson ideas included on every page. High quality teaching and learning will be the result.

 

 

 



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