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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The Word Web is a strategy that can be used with pupils with SEN to work on and develop their vocabulary and use of language.

When listening to others speak, pupils encounter words that they:
• have not heard before,
• do not know what they mean and
• do not know how to use them themselves, in context, when speaking.

When reading, pupils encounter words that they:
• have not seen before but can decode, the resulting word being one that they have not heard of before,
• do not know what they mean and
• cannot use their knowledge of them to understand the text they are reading.

Supporting pupils to expand their vocabulary impacts on their spoken language, their listening comprehension, their reading comprehension and their writing.

Word Web looks at multiple aspects of a word with a focus on meaning. A web organiser is used to scaffold the pupil’s discussion about the word, led by the teacher. Symbols, relating to the aspects of the word being discussed, are used to prompt the pupil to think about each attribute.

There are ten possible attributes that could be considered: what (or who), where, when, which, feel, synonym, antonym, sounds (phonemes) and syllables, sound spellings (graphemes) and sentence. There are three word types that are considered: noun, verb and adjective/adverb.


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