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1 Read Write Inc Phonics Parents’ meeting 16.01.14
At St Wilfs we have always taught chdn how to read through Phonics. However each teacher has taught this in their own particular way, following a programme of their choice. We have decided that in order to push reading standards even higher we want a whole school approach, so all teachers are teaching sounds in the same way which will aid transition. Also our school is getting bigger so even more reason for us all to be doing the same thing so our chdn have consistency. We have chosen Read Write Inc because: Please turn off your mobile phone 12/04/2017 Copyright Ruth Miskin Training

2 Why Read Write Inc. Phonics?
A rapid learn to read programme so children read to learn for the rest of their lives. Tried and tested over many years Systematic and structured Early success in reading Training and ongoing staff development is rooted in synthetic phonics. has been tried and tested over and over again is systematic, structured and therefore results in rapid teaching and learning of sounds & blending means that, importantly and simply, when children know these sounds well and they can blend, they read books that are carefully matched to the sounds they know. Which means that children are successful from the very beginning! gave all staff 2 whole days intensive training to teach the programme Quote from Ruth: “When children can’t read there is low self esteem. We want them to be reading with confidence, to be able to read quite sophisticated texts at an early age.” Ruth Miskin – former headteacher and creator of Read Write Inc Phonics 4/12/2017

3 Early years and KS1 (Four-year-olds plus)
Who is it for? Early years and KS1 (Four-year-olds plus) Older children who need to ‘catch-up’ (stage not age). Therefore certain children in KS2. Children new to English SEN children In using Read Write Inc. we will ensure two things: That new children who come to our school read fluently by the age of 7. It also catches those children who have already slipped through the net; those who are struggling. Read Write Inc. teaches all these children to read. EAL, SEN, dyslexic children also learn on this programme. Teaching and learning focuses on what children already know and what they need to learn next in order to make best possible progress - by stage not age. Read Write Inc. lasts two years for most children, if they start to learn to read in the Reception class. There are some children with learning difficulties who spend longer on the programme.

4 Learn 44 sounds and matching letters
How does it work? Children: Learn 44 sounds and matching letters Learn to blend sounds to read words Read lots of specially written books This is decoding Hold up some Set 1, 2 & 3 cards (including digraphs such as sh, ch, igh, ay, ai) as you say the 1st & 2nd point but don’t explain further yet! Hold up some RWI storybooks as you say the 3rd point but don’t explain further yet 4/12/2017

5 Talk a lot about what they have read to show they understand
How does it work? Children: Talk a lot about what they have read to show they understand Listen to and discuss other ideas to deepen understanding This is comprehending Explain that Speaking & Listening elements of literacy are built in to RWI from the very beginning through lots of talking and partner work. We teach them to understand everything they read. 4/12/2017

6 Storybooks and Get Writing Books
Every day, your child will read and write the words that contain the sounds and graphemes they have learned so far, using lively, fun, phonic storybooks and a Get Writing book. Hold up some Storybooks and Get Writing Books. There are lots of non-fiction books as well! Show a few. Children use their sound knowledge and comprehension knowledge to write in a variety of formats. 4/12/2017

7 Children learn a simple code first
Explain that this chart shows just one grapheme per sound. We divide them into set 1 and set 2 and we systematically teach set 1 and blending and then set 2. Then we go on to the full chart which includes set 3. Don’t go into detail – say this is just to explain the basics. Quickly ‘show-off’ by whizzing through the chart in pure sounds! Explain we use pure sounds (‘m’ not’ muh’, ’s’ not ‘suh’, etc.) so that your child will be able to blend the sounds into words more easily. Say that in school we use a puppet called Fred who can do this beautifully! We call talking like this Fred Talk. Hold up a Fred! 4/12/2017

8 If English had a simple code spelling and reading would be much easier!
play mayk trayn cafay strayt wayt brayk green dreem kee hee happee light kight fligh Igh igh tigh blow smowk flowt gow mowst moon broot bloo groo If English had a simple code spelling and reading would be much easier!! Have a quick read for fun. But of course, it’s not like this!! 4/12/2017 Copyright Ruth Miskin Literacy

9 The complex English alphabetic code
This chart shows the most usual graphemes for the 44 sounds. Explain that each box is a sound box showing different ways to read and write the sound. Demo with the or sound box with examples of words such as or, morning, door, more, dawn, author. As they learn the sounds and graphemes, we will teach your child to blend by hearing the words in Fred Talk 1st. Once they know the graphemes they can sound-blend/Fred Talk to read words. 4/12/2017

10 f l m n r s v z sh th ng nk ff ph ll le mm mb nn kn rr wr ss se c ce
ve zz ti ci b c k d g h j p qu t w x y ch bb ck dd gg ge dge pp tt wh tch a e i o u ay ee igh ow ea a_e ai y i_e ie o_e oa Explain again the sound boxes and say this chart show the many different graphemes for the same sounds! No other language has as many to learn! Pink graphemes are Set 3 – explain they only learn these once they know all of Set 1 & 2 effortlessly – systematic and structured! Explain that in English we have more than 150 ways to represent the 44 sounds using our 26 alphabet letters so groups of letters are used as well as single letters – these are called graphemes. Explain that we will teach the 100 most commonly used graphemes for the 44 sounds. But we will teach them systematically and very thoroughly. oo ar or air ir ou oy ire ear ure u_e ue ew oor ore aw au are ur er ow oi

11 Yellow = set 1 sounds Blue = set 2 sounds Pink = set 3 sounds
Your child will come home with the sound that they have done each day, if you find it on the chart you will know which set of sounds your child is working on. 4/12/2017

12 Fred helps children learn to read Fred can only talk in sounds...
(Fred can only say c_a_t, he can’t say cat) We call this Fred Talk If children understand Fred they can blend orally. Blending is needed for reading. Hold up Fred! Say you too can have a Fred at home – use one like this or any stuffed toy. Use My Turn Your Turn with the parents to have a go at some Fred Talk – you Fred Talk a CVC word d_o_g, they Fred Talk it back & ask them to tell you what word Fred is trying to say. Do a few words – sh_o_p, d_ay, s_p_l_a_sh etc. This is oral blending. Say that once your child knows the graphemes for each sound, they can use Fred Talk for reading any word – write one of the words on a board and Fred Talk then say whole word – point to each grapheme as you Fred Talk it. 4/12/2017

13 Fred helps children learn to spell too!
Children convert words into sounds They press the sounds on to their fingers... We call this Fred Fingers Show how to use fingers to spell some of the words you have just blended. Use My Turn Your Turn with the parents – say “show me three fingers – the word is dog.” (or shop or wish or any 3 sound word) “Now put your sounds on your fingers!” This is the reversibility principle of decoding for reading and encoding for writing. 4/12/2017

14 Read Write Inc - Biggest changes you will notice.
Stage not age – children are grouped based on their reading level, on-going assessments help identify children who are making speedy progress and children who may need one to one tuition.

15 Home reading books – for children on the RWInc programme.
- RWInc book – this is the book that your child has worked on in lessons and is sent home approximately every third day or every fifth day. They should know this book inside out! It should not be difficult, it should be effortless as it is at their reading level. It is your child’s opportunity to review their sounds and to build confidence. -Guided choice: a book your child has chosen. They may need your help with this book as it may not be at their level. Great opportunity to read together, to model reading and enrich vocabulary. 12/04/2017 Copyright Ruth Miskin Training

16 Copyright Ruth Miskin Training
Home readers Group A children will only get a guided choice book as they are not ready for the RWInc books yet. (If you wish to know which group your child is in please ask their class teacher). Group B & C children will be sent home with a ‘Red Ditty’ either in a paper book format or a photocopied sheet. Your child’s class teacher can tell you which group your child is in. 12/04/2017 Copyright Ruth Miskin Training

17 For children on the RWInc programme
Spellings – will not be sent home for chdn in the programme as children are tested within the RWInc lessons. Some children may be sent home ‘red words’. Attendance is vital due to the speed of the programme. 12/04/2017 Copyright Ruth Miskin Training

18 How can you help your child?
By using pure sounds, no ‘ugh’ (Youtube – Read Write Inc – pure sounds) Knowing the graphemes (letters ‘ng’ ‘igh’) First of all, you can help your child if you know how to pronounce the 44 sounds perfectly and understand the blending process. There are lots of other ways but 1st let’s look at the 44 sounds, then the ways we read and write those sounds and then meet Fred!

19 And... Understanding how ‘Fred’ helps with reading and spelling and by having fun with Fred Talk at home! “What a tidy r-oo-m!” “Where’s your c-oa-t?” “Time for b-e-d!” back, head, tum, leg, hand, foot, knee coat, hat, scarf, zip, sock, glove run, walk, skip, hop, fast, slow, stop, shop red, blue, green, black, knife, fork, spoon, plate, bowl, pan bread, cheese, meat, soup, jam, cake Give a couple of examples e.g. Where is your c_oa_t? Time for b_e_d! Make sure your child can tell you what the word is. Use only single syllable words (no Fred Talking multi-syllabic words) and only the last word in a sentence or it gets very silly! E.g. P_u_t o_n y_our b_l_ue c_oa_t (you’ll never get out!). 4/12/2017

20 And... By reading your child lots of lovely stories and asking lots of questions! Use these prompts to help you: What is that character thinking? What do you think happens next? What is happening? Reading to your child lots of lovely stories that are at a higher level than your child can read yet. School might want to make these discussion prompts on card, laminate them and send them home in book bags? What is happening in this part of the story? What do you think that character is feeling now? What is the character saying? 4/12/2017

21 And... By talking to your child as much as possible and ‘feeding’ them new and different words: “Let’s eat our lunch now.” “Let’s munch our lunch now.” “Let’s scoff our lunch now.” “Let’s devour our lunch now!” By enriching conversations through description: “Look at that rain. It looks like little diamonds sparkling on the window pane!” Explain that a rich vocabulary is essential for high levels of comprehension. The more words your child has in his/her head when they come to school, the quicker they will understand when they read, e.g. “Wow that’s a big dog!” “Wow that’s an enormous dog!” “Wow that’s a massive dog!” “You’re looking pleased… not just pleased but delighted!” (thrilled/ecstatic/euphoric! Etc) Then the quicker their understanding (comprehension) when they learn to read (decode) the words.

22 And... By having a look at the parents’ information for tips and resources for supporting your child at home: https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/rwi/parents/ (RWI resources are published by Oxford University Press) Hold up an example of these resources. You could also explain about One-to-one Tutoring. If you have the One-to-one Tutoring kit in school you could show this. Explain that this is designed to help slowest progress readers make accelerated progress by working on a 1:1 with an adult for mins a day. There is a handbook in the One-to-one Tutoring box to guide the adult and Ruth Miskin Literacy provide training in this as well. This one day training is open to anyone - parents and carers as well as schools, either at central training venues or school based; see the RML website for details. 4/12/2017

23 Copyright Ruth Miskin Literacy
Fresh Start Modules: reading and writing. These are for children in Years 5 & 6 who need to catch up. Optional slide showing Fresh Start resources for older pupils (Y5 onwards) who need to catch up quickly. Same process but reading material more tailored towards older chdn. 4/12/2017 Copyright Ruth Miskin Literacy Copyright Ruth Miskin Literacy

24 Thank you... Happy reading! 4/12/2017


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