High Quality Phonics - Accessible to All. Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs, published by Routledge in 2018, is a systematic, synthetic, linguistic phonics programme, designed to make phonics accessible for pupils with SEND in mainstream and special schools. Books available from: https://www.routledge.com/Phonics-for-Pupils-with-Special-Educational-Needs/book-series/PPSEN

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Word Catcher – Segment / Read / Spell Game

Based on the cootie catcher / fortune teller / whirlybird, these remind me of my playground days many years ago.

  • Print, cut out and fold up to make the Word Catcher.
  • FIrst the pupil chooses a picture then counts the sounds in the word to give first number which is the number of movements opening and closing the catcher.
  • Next the pupil chooses a number and makes that number of movements.
  • Then the pupil chooses a number again and opens out word catcher. If there’s a word underneath the number then the pupil has to read it. If there’s a picture underneath the number then the pupil has to spell it (by writing it down).

Basic Code: Sets 1-7
Word structure: VCC CVCC CCVC CCVCC
Introduction to Advanced Code /sh/ /th/ /ch/ and /k/

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a year ago

I love this resource. Thank you so much for sharing and I cannot wait for my kids to use this.


2 years ago

Thank you for making this resource free- my class will love these!


2 years ago

These 'chatter boxes' will be a fun addition to my tutoring room! I know my kids will love them and will be practicing their spelling and decoding without realising they are being 'tricked' into working hard! Thank you!! :)

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