dyslexics.org.uk
 
Resources and Further Reading
 
Phonics Screening Check   Decodable Books
Spelling resources   Sound Reading System
Ideology and Reading   Teaching reading pre-school 
CPD videos/ppt   What NOT to teach
Reference Books   Phonics Evidence
Phonics resources and programmes   Room 101
 
High Quality Phonics Programmes, Resources, Games and Training.
 

Check that your school's phonics programme is fail-safe:
How well does it fit 'The Prototype for Teaching the English Alphabetic Code' ?
https://www.thelearningzoo.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/The-Golden-Ticket-The-Prototype-Diane-McGuinness.pdf

Ofsted School Inspection Handbook.
The school leadership team:
- Ensures that there is one systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) programme taught with fidelity, consistency and continuity from Reception to Y2
- Avoids mixing SSP programmes
- Ensures that the SSP programme sets out daily expectations for teaching NC word reading, handwriting and spelling
- Is confident that teaching the SSP programme will ensure success for all pupils
In addition: ''Schools should be using a structured phonics programme that has decodable reading books in a sequence that carefully matches the letter–sound correspondences that children have learned'' (Ofsted's 2020 annual report)

2021. NEW. DfE's validation of systematic synthetic phonics programmes with the 16 Essential Core Criteria published SSP programmes must meet:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/phonics-teaching-materials-core-criteria-and-self-assessment/validation-of-systematic-synthetic-phonics-programmes-supporting-documentation

Note: 2021 DfE: The DfE will not be revising their 2007 Letters and Sounds 'programme', but teachers and phonics experts may produce their own independent versions. Advice for L&S schools - see Abigail Steel's webinair 'Moving on from Letters and Sounds'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3HsxaNsYqI 

High quality phonics programmes and training:

For guidance only: primaryX primary interventionX secondary/adult interventionX parents/home-schoolersX student teachers and NQTsX

Sounds~Write (S-W) http://www.sounds-write.co.uk/ XXX
This scripted linguistic phonics programme includes all the common spelling code and teaches decoding and spelling in tandem from the start. It is suitable for YR/KS1/2 and as an intervention for all ages. As this is an instruction-led approach, the teaching manual and photocopiable materials (includes decodable texts) are only available with 4-5 days face-to-face or 6 weeks online (see below) training.
XXXXX Sounds-Write's linguistic phonics training is available online and is open to parents/carers/homeschoolers as well as teachers - see website's 'Courses' page for info. Find out more here: https://vimeo.com/432561304/33c60d1266
New. A comprehensive online Vocabulary and Spelling course (with manual) for whole-class teaching throughout KS2 (years 3-6) This course builds on KS1 linguistic phonics. It includes morphology, etymology and multisyllable word building and is open to teachers who have completed S-W's KS1 course and have taught it for at least a year.
FREE online XX 'Help your child to read and write' Part 1 (Initial Code Units 1-7) practical course for parents/carers/homeschoolers: teach your rising 4-6 yr old child how to read and spell.
https://www.udemy.com/help-your-child-to-read-and-write/
XX  FREE (for duration of COVID19 emergency) online 'Help your child to read and write' Part 2 (Initial Code Units 8-11)
https://www.udemy.com/help-your-child-to-read-and-write-part-2/
App
for iPad. XX https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id769196201?mt=8&affId=1736887
Linguistic Phonics Initial / Basic Code app. 1st three units are free. ''This app offers a variety of activities to develop the skills of blending and segmenting, sound spelling correspondence, word reading and writing and some sentences reading and writing''. N.B. Parental/carer/tutor supervision recommended when using the app.
Sounds-Write's linguistic phonics workbooks:
Two photocopiable workbooks with phonics games and activities for the Initial Code and the Extended Code (units 1-14)
available from http://www.sounds-write.co.uk/ and AmazonUK.
FREE (for duration of COVID19 emergency) 60 page e-book to download with a selection of extended code games suitable for Y1/Y2
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nzl3codxoyio081/Phonic%20games%20and%20activities%20EC%20free%20resources%20March%202020.pdf
''The activities can be used whole class, in small groups and in one-to-one settings, as well as for homework or home-schooling. Each activity has clear instructions so that teachers, teaching assistants, parents or carers know how to use them''

Phonics International (PI) XXX https://syntheticphonics.com/one-page-express/
Debbie Hepplewhite's FREE online (print out to use) synthetic phonics programme with colourful 'cartoon' style illustrations. Consists of a comprehensive range of resources including integrated plain-text decodable stories + instructions for teaching the simple and complex English Alphabet Code. It includes the Early Years Starter Package- see below.
XXX Print-out 8 e-books for free: *homeschool edition* of PI. 
https://teachyourchildtoread.co.uk/
Teach Primary's review of Phonics International
http://www.teachprimary.com/tried_and_tested/view/phonics-international
XX Early Years Starter Package - free https://phonicsinternationalpreschool.com/
Young-child resources for children aged 3-5, for pre-school settings and parents who want to make an early start with synthetic phonics + Teeny Reading Seeds: Resources for approximately 3-4 yr.olds as they begin to make links between speech sounds and the 26 alphabet letters.
X Debbie Hepplewhite's free, comprehensive English Alphabet Code chart, designed for student teachers. It includes IPA symbols and synthetic phonics teaching principles http://alphabeticcodecharts.com/ipa_pics_TrainingACC.pdf
Spanish Alphabet Code chart -useful to compare with an English Alphabet Code chart above.
http://www.phonicsinternational.com/3_CaD_pics__Spanish_Alphabetic_Code_Chart.pdf
XX Online synthetic phonics training https://phonicstrainingonline.com/ () includes 20+hrs of audio-video plus links to additional reading.

Read Write Inc (RWI) Pub. OUP. X http://www.oup.com/oxed/primary/rwi/transformingprogrammes/
Ruth Miskin's scripted synthetic phonics programme for primary schools. It is the only programme that specifically recommends putting all children into fluid 'ability groups' for phonics lessons. The RWI materials are available with or without training.
- RWI. XX Fresh Start: 'Catch-up' reading, writing, spelling and grammar activities for children in Y5 to early secondary, with age appropriate integral texts for reading practice. ''It basically consists of 34 'workbooks' (modules) which progress from extremely simple to complex'' (Secondary school HLTA)
- RWI XXX One to one phonics tutoring kit for ages 4-9. Starts at CVC level.
Tutoring Kit review: http://www.teachprimary.com/tried_and_tested/view/one-to-one-phonics-tutoring-kit
Caution: All the RWI programmes are based around using purchased consumables for each child - expensive long-term, but saves preparation time and helps ensure programme fidelity. N.B. RWI's 'Red words' can and should be sounded out and are not 'sight words' to be memorised as whole shapes without phonics.

Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters. Pub. OUP XX
https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/oxford-reading-tree/floppys-phonics-sounds-and-letters/?region=uk
Teacher handbooks and a comprehensive range of resources to teach whole-class synthetic phonics. Uses Letters&Sounds GPC introduction order. ''The heart of the programme is the Alphabetic Code Chart to help your children 'crack the code', support the learning of alternative phonemes and to reinforce phonics''.
Floppy's Phonics author Debbie Hepplewhite's own website: https://floppysphonics.com/
Online
whole-school training https://floppysphonics.com/product/floppys-phonics-training-pre-recorded-webinar/
Teach Primary review: http://www.teachprimary.com/tried_and_tested/view/floppy-phonics-sounds-and-letters

Jolly Phonics (JP) Pub. Jolly Learning. XX    
http://jollylearning.co.uk/  
Synthetic phonics programme (unscripted) and resources.
Straightforward to use and suitable for nursery/Reception/Y1.
JP author Sue Lloyd's own website http://tcrw.co.uk/ has videos and free resources.

Sound Discovery (SD) XX https://www.syntheticphonics.net/index.php
Synthetic phonics whole-class programme and resources for primary schools, written by EP Dr. Marlynne Grant.
Also available from Pearson as the 'Rapid Phonics' intervention. Caution: do not confuse with Pearson's 'Rapid Reading' programme.
https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Primary/Literacy/AllLiteracyresources/RapidPhonics/RapidPhonics.aspx
https://syntheticphonics.net/uploads/Guide%20for%20Parents.pdf
Advice for parents + sample pages from SD decodable books and lessons.

Jason Wade Education. http://jweducation.co.uk/
Training (in-school or online) in all aspects of Primary English teaching including phonics and spelling.
An overview of a Sounds & Syllables spelling unit: http://jweducation.co.uk/2020/06/11/sounds-syllables-sample-unit/

Phonics intervention programmes and training suitable for all ages:

Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs
https://www.phonicsforpupilswithspecialeducationalneeds.com/

A linguistic phonics 1-1 intervention programme published as a seven-part series of photocopiable books, designed to meet the needs of pupils of any age with special educational needs ''including non-verbal pupils and those with significant motor skill difficulties (or both)''.
A flexible training package is now available to support schools to deliver the Phonics for SEN programme.
Download a companion booklet for adaptations to enable pupils with complex SEN to access the programme, as a free eResource from:
https://www.routledge.com/Phonics-for-Pupils-with-Special-Educational-Needs-Set/Sullivan/p/book/9781138353640
Extensive range of FREE resources including decodable books for those with complex SEN
https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/PhonicsforSEN

S ou n d R ea d i ng S y s t e m (SRS) XXXX http://soundreadingsystem.co.uk/
A scripted linguistic phonics one-to-one intervention programme, based on the work of Prof. Diane McGuinness. It includes all the common spelling code and teaches decoding and spelling in tandem from the start. A fully decodable story (plain-text suitable for annotation) is provided for each lesson. Highly suitable for 'dyslexics' and struggling or non-readers of all ages including adults. The programme has also been used successfully as a whole-class early reading programme, in FE Colleges, Academies, Youth Offender Institutions and by parents. The Dyslexia-SpLD trust placed the SRS programme in their top category of effectiveness as an intervention for all age groups, 'remarkable' in all three areas: reading accuracy, comprehension and spelling. As this is an instruction-led approach to reading and spelling, the programme's teaching manual and materials are only available with 4 days training. 'Open-to-all' trainings are available.  
Please contact Fiona Nevola for training details: fiona.nevola at gmail.com.

Phonics intervention programmes and training suitable for secondary age (11+) and/or adults:

Thinking Reading. https://www.thinkingreading.com/
Dianne and James Murphy provide training for secondary schools in a phonics-based 1-1 reading intervention. Remote training available.
A school's most severely struggling readers are found through a series of assessments. They will receive 3 x 30mins individualised lessons each week. More information
https://thinkingreadingwritings.wordpress.com/2020/01/06/reading-intervention-that-gets-striking-results

Forward with Phonics. http://www.forwardwithphonics.com/index.html
Training in the Sounds-Write programme (see above) and linguistic phonics resources (including decodable books), to use with older teenagers and adults.

Key Stage 3 Phonics. Abigail Steel
Teacher Handbook and student workbooks to provide a synthetic phonics intervention at Key Stage 3.
Each student workbook (consumables) provides daily lessons (20 minutes) for one term.
Workbooks 1 - 3 used consecutively provide a one year course to boost reading and writing skills.
The Teacher Handbook and workbooks are available from Amazon
or download as e-books for free https://www.abigailsteel.com/ks3.html

That Reading Thing: www.thatreadingthing.com
Provides online training in a linguistic phonics one-to-one reading intervention programme, specifically designed to be used with teens and adults.
That Spelling Thing: https://thatspellingthing.com/
Online training and a handbook with lessons and resources to provide a rapid spelling intervention for teens and adults (SA.8+)

Education and Training Foundation CPD:
Post-16 Entry Level Phonics Approaches for improving spelling and basic reading
Courses available from https://booking.etfoundation.co.uk
Quick link to the Post-16 Phonics Toolkit: Bit.ly/Post16Phonics

Phonics resources and games (paper-based):

Phonicbooks: https://www.phonicbooks.co.uk/
Linguistic phonics resources for beginners and KS2/3 intervention.
Each decodable book series (follows Sounds-Write's GPC progression) has a linked photocopiable workbook with writing/spelling practice sheets and games.
FREE phonics games templates, alphabet code charts and (for duration of COVID19 emergency) a set of decodable books with activities, to download
https://www.phonicbooks.co.uk/advice-and-resources/advice-and-resources-for-teachers/free-teaching-resources/

http://www.phonicbooks.co.uk/product-category/games/
. Dandelion Board Games: Five attractive packs of phonics code games that are directly linked to stories in the Dandelion decodable books.
. Talisman Card Games: Ten sets of beautifully illustrated card games that reinforce phonics skills for catch-up readers. Starting at CVC word level, the sets introduce consonant digraphs and alternative spellings for vowel sounds.

http://www.spelfabet.com.au/2014/11/phonics-crosswords/#more-12442
Phonics crosswords - the good and the bad + link to a site where you can make your own crosswords for free.

http://www.spelfabet.com.au/2013/03/free-spelling-game/
Download this free spelling game -  uses advanced / complex code with code overlap

https://tinystepsmakebigstrides.com/library/
Free (and Au$) phonics resources to download and print: includes Uno-style card games, posters, basic code movable alphabet for word building and Elkonin boxes.

https://thatspellingthing.com/tion-spelling-challenge/
'The -tion Spelling Challenge' which moves from 2 to 6 syllable words (KS2+)

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/fantasy-phonics-a-reading-and-spelling-game-12426849
Fantasy Phonics: Free reading and spelling game to print (KS2+) Can be played at any stage in a phonics programme (players read and spell words and sentences appropriate to the level at which they are working).

https://www.spelfabet.com.au/2019/06/new-word-building-card-games/
. Linguistic phonics wordbuilding card games to print out + videos to show you how to play the games.

https://www.spelfabet.com.au/2019/07/introducing-clever-caitlins-phonics-playing-cards/
. Downloadable phonics playing cards. 5 of the 30 decks are free + video demonstrations of games to play.

.................................................