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What do the teachers and teaching assistants who have attended our courses recently think about the course?
- "It has been an eye-opener into how and why children struggle."
Informed opinion on the latest developments in literacy from John Walker, a director of Sounds-Write.
This reference work has been developed for the benefit of classroom teachers and all those interested in literacy. It is preceded by a short theoretical paper about English spelling. For more information, and the option to purchase a copy for £2.50 (download) or £8.50 (paperback), please follow the link above.
We are often asked if there is a website where it's possible to hear the 'pure' sounds of the language. This page on the BBC website is the best we currently know of.
Particularly their Discussion Forum:
Select ‘Browse Forums’ and go to ‘Early Years’, where there are usually threads running on how to teach reading and spelling.
For its encyclopaedic knowledge of everything and anything to do with debates about the teaching of reading and spelling.
Sounds-Write trainer Frances Woodward has written two books: Phonics Resources for Older
Learners and Phonics Stories for Older Learners. They are designed to
supplement the Sounds-Write programme when working with older children,
adults and ESOL learners.