Fundamentals of Reading and Spelling following Letters and Sounds progression

This is Day 1 of our Wise Words Reading 2-day course supporting schools who want to improve the teaching of reading and spelling using the latest guidance, research and best practice in teaching phonics, early language development and reading for pleasure and knowledge. It is suitable for all schools, especially those who follow the Letters and Sounds progression (DfE 2007).

Teaching the mastery of reading and spelling so every child succeeds

  • Teach all aspects of reading and spelling from the outset
  • Implement the Alphabetic Code effectively
  • Establish consistent teaching routines to ensure rapid progress
  • Teach comprehension, vocabulary and reading with fluency and expression
  • Explore why decodable books matter and how to choose and use them 
  • Interrogate why sharing quality children’s literature every day is vital
  • Assess progress from EYFS to the Year 1 phonics screening check & beyond  
  • Use instant intervention and systematic teaching so every child, including the lowest 20% of pupils, reaches their full potential 
  • Open the door to reading for pleasure and purpose across the curriculum
  • Deep-dive into the key theories that underpin how children learn to read

Wise Words Reading Day 1 | Full Day £995 + VAT *

Day 1 objectives: Establishing the principles for learning to read and spell

  • Teach the Wise Words Alphabetic Code (from simple to extended schema)
  • Teach how to blend and segment words using the reversibility principle 
  • Practice an orchestrated model of reading with fluency and expression
  • Use teaching routines and strategies for effective classroom management
  • Match children’s phonic knowledge to decodable books at 90% fluency
  • Use the signposts of expected progress to ensure high expectations for every child 
  • Embed vocabulary knowledge as children learn to read
  • Understand the impact of reading to children every day and how to do it well

Wise Words Reading 2-day course objectives

Following our research-based training, delegates will:

  • Apply the underlying principles of an orchestrated model for teaching reading using:
    • systematic synthetic phonics 
    • vocabulary enrichment
    • language comprehension
    • fluency and automaticity 
    • reading for pleasure and knowledge across the curriculum
  • Ensure all children can read fluently and confidently by the end of primary school
  • Review, assess and progress every child’s reading and spelling in school
  • Target the lowest 20% of pupils by using instant intervention & systematic teaching
  • Utilise established routines for classroom management and the teaching of reading
  • Use the signposts of expected progress to ensure high expectations for every child 
  • Utilise key theories that underpin the teaching of reading and spelling in practice 
  • Know how to engage and support parents, carers and the wider community

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* Contact us for special pricing for small schools or arrange packages for partnership training.

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