A phonic progression you can use

The phonic progression as used in Read Write Spell is listed below for your reference. All series follow the same progression but at a different pace in the early stages.

The phonic progression includes the sounds, spelling rules and affixes of the English language. They are introduced one at a time and the student is taught to

1. Look at the grapheme

2. Say the sound and the letter name(s)

3. Think of an object to draw that starts with the letter & sound

4. Listen for the sound in words

5. Track for the letter(s)

6. Write the letter(s)in lower and upper case using cursive script.

7. Complete word level work using ONLY the letter(s) just introduced and others previously introduced

8. Complete sentence level work and a Look, say, cover, write check exercise using sentences consisting of words in structure with the programme

Series 7 - a phonic progression for students with little reading and spelling ability

If students have reading and spelling ages that average 7 years 3 months or below choose the following phonic progression. The following teaching points should be covered in 30 lessons:

1. n, l, s, t, i, a, st, sl, sn, nt, suffix -s

2. a, open and closed syllables (long and short vowels)

3. m, sm, r, tr, str

4. d, dr, nd, rd

5. p, pr, pl, mp

6. sp, spr, spl

7. long and short o

8. c, cr, cl

9. h, lt, lp, ld

10. f, fr, fl, ft

11. g, gr, gl

12. sh, shr, long and short e

13. w, sw, tw

14. b, br, bl

15. syllable pattern: vowel,consonant/consonant,vowel

16. suffix -ed sounded as (id) or (ed)

17. double l at the end of short words, e.g. bell

18. double s at the end of short words, e.g. boss

19. suffixes -es sounded as (iz) or (ez) and -less

20. suffix ness

21. sc, scr

22. k, sk

23. syllable pattern: vowel/consonant,vowel

24. long and short u

25. ng and nk

26. th, thr

27. syllable pattern: vowel/vowel

28. ck at the end of one-syllable base words

29. suffix -ful

30. suffixes -en, sounded (en) or (n) and -ing

After completion of lesson 30, students move to Series 8 lesson 11. This is because the first 10 lessons of Series 8 are a condensation of all 30 lessons of series 7.

Series 7a - a phonic progression for sudents who need a faster programme

This series follows the same phonic progression but is for students who can work at a faster pace, but for whom the teaching points outlined above are not fully secure. It is suitable for students whose reading and spelling ages average between 7 years 4 months and 7 years 11 months.

The fifteen lessons cover the same ground as the 30 lessons of Series 7.

Lesson 1 covers the same ground as in the earlier series, lesson 2 covers (in less depth) covers the points in lessons 2,3 and 4 above.

From this point on, two lessons of the earlier series are condensed into one, e.g. lessons 15 and 16 are condensed into lesson 8.

After completion of lesson 15, students move to Series 8 lesson 11.

Series 8 - a phonic progression for students who confidently read and spell most consonant blends

This series also uses the same phonic progression. It is for students who can work at a faster pace still, but whose reading and/or spelling ability needs improvement.

It is suitable for students whose reading and spelling ages average between 8 years 0 months and 8 years 6 months.

The first 10 lessons cover the same ground as the 30 lessons of Series 7 or the fifteen lessons of Series 7a, with omission of much of the simpler material.

The phonic progression is as follows:

1. What is a suffix? suffix -s, open and closed syllables with long and short vowels a and i

2. Long and short vowels in open and closed syllables with o

3. Final blends lt, lp, ld and long and short e

4. Syllable pattern: vowel,consonant/consonant,vowel and suffix -ed sounded as (id) or (ed)

5. Using double l and double s at the end of short base words

6. Suffixes -es, -less, and -ness

7. sc, scr, k, sk

8. Syllable pattern: vowel/consonant,vowel. Long and short u

9. ng, nk, th, thr, and Syllable pattern: vowel/vowel

10. final ck, suffixes -ful, -en, -ing

11. wa, swa, suffix -ish

12. v, final ve

13. y used as a consonant, syllable pattern: vowel, consonant/vowel

14. j, qu, squ

15. qua, squa, z, zz

16. x(ks) and (gz), ex , final lk, lsh, lb, ln, lm

17. spelling rule - doubling final consonant before vowel sffixes

18. ar, ch, nch

19. using ff

20. or, ore, ar after w, a sounded as (or)

21. ee and e for the long e sound

22. y used as a vowel as in plenty and try

23. suffixes -y, -ly and -ty

24. silent e in words with an i, ire

25. silent e in words with o and a, final are

26. spelling rule - drop e when adding a vowel suffix

27. final ay, final ce

28. er, stressed and unstressed

29. suffix -ed sounded as (d) and as (t)

30. suffixes -er and -est

31. oo, wh

32. final ge and dge

33. prefixes over- and under-

34. silent e in words with a u, regular final syllable ture

35. ea as short (e) and as long (e)

36. regular final syllable tion, suffix -al

37. ou pronounced as in cloud, regular final syllables ble, fle

38. regular final syllables dle, ple, tle

39. suffixes -able and -ible

40. regular final syllables cle, kle, gle, stle, and zle

On completion, students move to Series 9 lesson 21.

The first 20 lessons of series 9 are a condensation of the 40 lessons of series 8.

Series 9 is in preparation.