These self assessment forms contain a full list of the criteria alongside statements by the publisher demonstrating how their product meets each of the criteria. It has taken about 2 years but my review of systematic phonics has been accepted in the prestigious journal educational psychology review.
Documents to help schools choose a phonics teaching programme.
Phonics program reviews. The five skills taught in jolly phonics seven letter sounds 1 learning the letter sounds children are taught the 42 main letter sounds. The full review is available in 102 top picks for homeschool curriculum. Review of foundational phonics program february 14 2019 you may have noticed if you ve browsed this blog much that i m an enthusiastic supporter of all about reading.
Phonics reading programs indicates that the item is a top pick. This is the only phonics program i use to teach reading and spelling and the one that i recommend. A general first impression review of each program s website.
Kindertown is a website that reviews apps for ipads and iphones providing an easy interface for finding useful educational apps for ages 3 to 8. See my brief review of kindertown here. We have developed core criteria for effective systematic synthetic phonics teaching programmes.
It is meant to check out on from the jolly phonics system. Good quality phonics work should be taught as the prime approach to teaching reading writing and spelling. So it may come as a surprise that i m sharing a review for a different phonics curriculum.
Below i will walk you through the range of resources available as well as the pros and cons of implementing a phonics program such as sounds. I show that the science of reading does not support the widespread claim that systematic phonics is more effective than alternative forms of instruction. Graphite is a site that hosts teacher reviews and ratings for online games and websites as well as apps that is free with no registration required.
The sonlight k phonics program uses what is called a natural learning approach. Details of the programme and the reasons for its outstanding reputation are set out on the page about us. To find out more about the specific elements of the program have a read of.
Sounds write is a quality first phonics programme and is probably the finest system of literacy tuition in the english language. We have made the assumption that a well maintained and modern website is indicative of a company that keeps thing updated in their program as well. 100 gentle lessons in sight sound.
How to teach children to read. This is how the phonics program review was conducted. They work on learning more tricky words and alternate spellings.
That means that it takes a more relaxed approach to reading and writing than do many other programs and it also encourages children to learn from the world around them rather than just from books. I recommend sounds write to every teacher and school leader i meet.