Read Write Spell Workbooks and Games

Read Write Spell is a phonics - based series of programmes to improve students' reading, writing and spelling. Teachers, tutors, assistants and parents find them to be user-friendly and very effective.

Programmes are available to suit the literacy needs of students with chronological ages ranging from six years to adult. It is especially useful for students whose auditory perception is weak or whose phonic knowledge is poor. In addition it is useful for students who have an incomplete knowledge of the English spelling rules. Unlike many other phonics programmes, it includes all three vital elements - reading, handwriting and spelling - with every new learning objective.

At present, there are Read Write Spell programmes for students with reading and spelling ages ranging from 6 years to 8 years 11 months, with further programmes in preparation. All series follow the same Read Write Spell phonic progression , but at a different pace. Students may move to a faster-paced programme as they progress or stay on the same programme until they have completed all workbooks and games in that series.

Choosing the right programme for a student

Note the lower of a student’s reading and spelling ages if you know them. If you don't, ask your student's school to tell you or do a simple single word reading test and a simple spelling test, marking on a record sheet the student's responses. Simple reading and spelling tests can be sent free of charge by email on request.

IMPORTANT: This information is only used to determine which series of lessons is needed. I strongly advise against disclosing "reading age" and "spelling age" to students. It is fine to say how many words were correct (raw score) and to explain that if they work on a phonics-based literacy programme they will get a higher score next time. Your aim is to encourage, not to discourage.

All series follow the same phonic progression, but the pace varies.

The ten lessons of series 6 are for people who have barely started to read or write and are an expansion of the material in the first 4 lessons of Series 7 and would be followed by Lesson 5 of Series 7.

The first ten lessons of series 8 are a contraction of the material in the 30 lessons of Series 7.

Series 7 is for students whose reading or spelling ages (use the lower score) are between 6 years 4 months and 7 years 3 months at the start of the course.

Series 7a is for students whose reading or spelling ages (use the lower score) are between 7 years 4 months and 7 years 11 months at the start of the course.

Games from Series 7 are used with 7a (list included with 7a masters).

After the 30 lessons of Series 7 or all 15 lessons of Series 7a, students progress to Series 8, lesson 11.

Series 8 is for students whose reading or spelling ages (use the lower score) are between 8 years 0 months and 8 years 11 months at the start of the course.

Series 9 (in preparation) is for students whose reading or spelling ages (use the lower score) are between 9 years 0 months and 9 years 11 months at the beginning of the course.

Progression to a higher series is possible for some students.

Details of possible transitions are found in the User Guide that is included with each set of masters. Scores from recent reading and spelling tests can determine a student’s programme. Use the lower of a student’s reading and spelling scores.

Certificates of achievement, record card masters, and information pages for users are included.

The photocopiable workbooks

Each Read Write Spell student workbook contains approximately 16 carefully structured activities, which reinforce and add to skills already learned. This is a multisensory phonics programme - the student hears, sees, speaks, touches and writes. Instructions for the tutor are included within the workbooks. Listening activities (to improve phonological awareness) and many different word level and sentence level activities are presented in an attractive way. All workbooks and games are presented in Sassoon font, suitably spaced and sized, and are followed by a literacy game for two people. Most students complete a workbook and a game in 50 to 70 minutes, but it is fine to split this into several sittings if required.

Photocopiable masters for student workbooks are supplied in an easy-to-copy loose leaf format or supplied on disc at less than half the price. Attractive labelled display books are available for easy storage of sets of ten or fifteen photocopiable workbook masters. Useful information about literacy difficulties and possible transition to a faster series, student record cards, certificates of achievement and a glossary of terms are also included.

The re-usable games

For use after completion of each Read Write Spell workbook, there is a literacy game for two, with full rules of the game. The games are supplied on disc for you to print and make your own. The price is £2 each. They can also be supplied ready made, ready to use, mounted and numbered. Ring binders, clearly labelled so that you can instantly find the correct game are available for each set of ten games. This is useful for teachers or schools who wish to use the programme with a number of pupils. The Read Write Spell games can be played with an adult or child.

How many lessons are needed?

The number of Read Write Spell lessons that individual students require varies. Programmes may be discontinued at any time. Many students discontinue Read Write Spell lessons when their reading and spelling ages have risen to approximately their chronological age.

The cost

Read Write Spell Workbooks in sets on disc

Workbooks can be sent as pdfs on disc at less than half the cost of paper copies:

Series 6 complete (10 workbooks)on disc £14.00 (1.40 per workbook)

Series 7 complete (30 workbooks)on disc £42.00 (£1.40 per workbook)

Series 7a complete (15 workbooks)on disc £21.00 £1.40 per workbook)

Series 8 complete (40 workbooks)on disc £56.00 (£1.40 per workbook)

Series 7, 7a and 8 (85 workbooks)on one disc £115.00 (saving £4)

Series 6,7,7a and 8 (95 workbooks)on one disc £129.00 (saving £4)

All items sent on disc are post free.

Read Write Spell Workbook sets as paper photocopiable masters

Series 6 complete (10 workbooks) £28.50 (£2.85 per workbook)

Series 7 complete (30 workbooks) £85.50 (£2.85 per workbook)

Series 7a complete (15 workbooks) £42.75 (£2.85 per workbook)

Series 8 complete (40 workbooks) £114.00 (£2.85 per workbook)

Series 7, 7a and 8 (85 workbooks), £242.25

Series 6,7,7a and 8 (95 workbooks), £270.75

Display books with spine labels, each to hold 10 /15 photocopy masters (use two for Series 7, one for Series 7a and 3 for Series 8) are £4.00 each.

Games on disc

Each Read Write Spell game is £2. The minimum order is 10 games.

Series 6 complete (10 games) £20.00

Series 7 complete (30 games) £60.00

Series 7a complete (15 games) £30.00

Series 8 complete (40 games) £80.00

Series 7, 7a and 8 (85 games), £160.00 (saving £10)

Series 7 and 8 (70 games), £130.00 (saving £10)

Series 6, 7 and 8 (80 games), £150.00 (saving £10)

Series 7a games are not needed when you buy Series 7. Purchasers of Series 7a receive a list of suitable games which are also used for Series 7.

Each game consists of game cards and game boards (where appropriate), a mounting page, referenced to the appropriate workbook, and a reverse page containing the game rules. The purchaser would need to provide counters for some games. If it is desired to mount the games, you will need mini grip bags and double sided tape. (Mounting them makes it easier to find the correct game after completion of a workbook and for re-use).

Games prepared for use and re-use

Each set of 10 re-usable games, laminated, cut (where appropriate), mounted and ready to use is £47.50.

15 re-usable games for Series 7a (laminated, cut (where appropriate), mounted and ready to use are £71.25

It is not necessary to buy games for series 7a if you are buying them for Series 7. Purchasers of both Series 7 and Series 7a receive a list of suitable games which are also used for Series 7.

Presentation binders with front and spine labels, each designed to hold 10 games (15 for Series 7a), are available at £5.00 each.

Postage for the above

Orders supplied completely on CD are post free.

Carriage is £9.99 for all UK orders not on CD, regardless of weight and size, excepting goods sent to areas outside normal Royal Mail price areas, e.g.the Scottish Highlands.

All foreign orders must be paid for in sterling. Please email for postage costs.

Payment options for the above

Orders are accepted via institutions’ own ordering systems. An invoice, payable within 28 days, will be sent. Private orders must be prepaid.

Please send your order by email to enquiry@phonicslessons.co.uk or by post to Interactive Literacy, 41 St Paul's Road, Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Station, County Durham, TS29 6AL

Payment can be made as follows: cheque to D. Greenald,

BACS (UK) to Halifax plc, Dorothy Greenald a/c 00691051, sort code 11-01-30. Put your name or the institution’s name as a reference.

For payment by paypal, please request email address.

Please add £9.99 postage to all UK mainland orders for sets except where the complete order is on disc. Please enquire by email to enquiry@phonicslessons.co.uk re postage costs for orders to be sent outside mainland UK and to the Scottish Highlands. All programmes are obtainable from: Interactive Literacy, 41 St Paul's Road, Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Station, County Durham, TS29 6AL or by email to enquiry@phonicslessons.co.uk

Monthly Plan (for a single learner)

One lesson per week, i.e. 4 or 5 lessons in a pack (sent monthly), 13 lessons per 3 month period, payable by standing order.

Please state which Series is required, based on the lower of the learner’s reading and spelling attainments.

If notice is given before despatch of the pack for the following month,

• you may change to a different option

• you may cancel

Option 1

Read Write Spell workbooks and games for one month sent on disc.

You will need to print and staple the workbooks.

You will need to print the games on card or use paper and then stick on card or laminate.

Some games require counters.

£16.99 per month including UK postage (equivalent to £3.92 per week)

Option 2 (UK prices)

Read Write Spell workbooks (your choice of coloured paper - cream sent if no preference is stated) printed, stapled and ready to use sent by post.

Games sent on disc.

You will need to print on card or use paper and then stick on card or laminate.

Some games require counters.

£24.99 per month including UK postage to all parts of the UK where no postal surcharge is levied (equivalent to £5.77 per week)

Option 3 (UK prices)

Read Write Spell workbooks (your choice of coloured paper - cream sent if no preference is stated) printed, stapled and ready to use

Games, laminated, cut where necessary, counters included, mounted, ready to file for re-use. All sent monthly by post.

£36.99 per month including postage to all parts of the UK where no postal surcharge is levied (equivalent to £8.54 per week)

Photocopying and printing rights

Purchasers of Read Write Spell workbooks and games are licensed to photocopy in one institution only OR for personal teaching requirements only.

Ordering

Read Write Spell Series 6, 7, 7a and 8 are ready now. Series 9 will be ready soon.

No VAT is payable.

Please enquire re postage costs for orders to be sent outside the UK

BACS (UK) to Halifax plc, Dorothy Greenald a/c 00691051, sort code 11-01-30. Put your name as a reference. Contact us for payment details by Paypal or for international payments. Please consider whether you would like to set up a standing order.

All programmes are obtainable from: Interactive Literacy, 41 St Paul's Road, Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Station, County Durham, TS29 6AL

Payment Options

Private orders must be prepaid.

Please send your order by email to enquiry@phonicslessons.co.uk or by post to Interactive Literacy, 41, St Paul's Road, Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Station, County Durham, TS29 6AL

Please enquire by email to enquiry@phonicslessons.co.uk re postage costs for orders to be sent outside mainland UK and to the Scottish Highlands.