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Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs programme, published by Routledge in 2018, is a complete, structured programme based on up to date research on reading acquisition. These resources complement the programme or can be used as stand alone material. Designed to be easy to access, the resources are concise, linear and distraction-free. Many are free to download; feedback appreciated. Ann Sullivan has over 30 years experience as a class teacher, SENCO, advisory teacher and SLE .

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Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs programme, published by Routledge in 2018, is a complete, structured programme based on up to date research on reading acquisition. These resources complement the programme or can be used as stand alone material. Designed to be easy to access, the resources are concise, linear and distraction-free. Many are free to download; feedback appreciated. Ann Sullivan has over 30 years experience as a class teacher, SENCO, advisory teacher and SLE .
Phonics for SEN: Reading and Spelling Testing & Assessment Materials and Progress Tracker
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Phonics for SEN: Reading and Spelling Testing & Assessment Materials and Progress Tracker

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Testing & Assessment Materials and Progress Tracker When using any programme it is important to establish the improvements or gains that our pupils have made over time and track their progress. This suite of assessment materials, which complement the Phonics for SEN programme, enable you to test, assess and track individual pupils’ progress in reading and spelling. Individual pupil tests at two levels: Basic (Books 1 & 2) and Advanced (Books 1 – 6/7) • blending, • segmenting, • knowledge of the relationship between sound and letter (sound spelling), • knowledge of the relationship between letter (sound spelling) and sound, • single word reading • single word spelling of high frequency words Progress Tracker (Pre-programme – Book 7) Organised as separate reading and spelling strands and records: • progress through the stages of the programme • progress through levels related to age related expectations • gives a total reading score • gives a total spelling score • gives a combined reading and spelling score Assessment Materials Basic Code Stages and Assessment Materials Advanced Code Stages available as pdfs. Progress Tracker available as Excel document.
Stepping Stone Books - Decodable Readers for Complex SEN - PhonicsforSEN
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Stepping Stone Books - Decodable Readers for Complex SEN - PhonicsforSEN

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Some pupils with complex needs may learn to read single words but find it difficult to move on to reading more than one word in a sentence. The Stepping Stone Books is a series that supports pupils to make the transition from reading single words to reading connected text. The series gradually requires the pupil to read stories with an increasing number of words in sequence. Initially sentences are presented without capital letters or punctuation marks so as to limit distraction and focus on the words. Full stops and capital letters are gradually introduced as they work through the books. The sequence of books is as follows: Book 1 – map: Read at Set 2 – one or two words per page – no capitalisation – no punctuation Book 2 – cat: Read at Set 3 – two words per page – no capitalisation – no punctuation Book 3 – cap: Read at Set 4 – one or two words per page – no capitalisation – full stops Book 4 – dog: Read at Set 5 – two or three words per page – no capitalisation – full stops Book 5 – fox: Read at Set 6 – three words per page – no capitalisation – full stops Book 6 – Jam: Read at Set 7 – three words per page – capitalisation – full stops There are 2 versions of the books. The second is intended for use with non-verbal pupils. The books have words but no pictures. Instead the pictures are available separately. The pupil reads the word/s in their thinking voice and then selects which, of a choice of two, pictures makes sense and fits on that page.
Bridge Books - Decodable Reading Primers for Pupils with SEN - PhonicsforSEN
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Bridge Books - Decodable Reading Primers for Pupils with SEN - PhonicsforSEN

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The Bridge Books is a series of phonically decodable books. Each of the seven books in the series corresponds a set of sounds, as taught in the Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs programme: Set 1: s a t p, Set 2: i m n d, Set 3: g o c k, Set 4: e u r, Set 5: h b f l, Set 6: j v w x, Set 7: y z. Each book contains a simple story that is made up of words that the pupil will be able to decode once they have been taught the correspondence between the sounds and the letters of the appropriate set and have worked on developing the skill of blending. In addition to the illustrated text, the primer includes activities that support the pupil to experience reading success in a wider sense, developing automaticity, fluency and understanding of what they have read. The books include activities that work on: • establishing context – discussion before reading the story • single word reading – priming the pupil for reading the story • vocabulary – focusing on words that may be unknown to the pupil • text reading – reading the story • reading comprehension – talking about what they have read – ‘about and around’ the story
Phonics for SEN: Reading and Spelling Alternative Access Testing & Assessment for Non-Verbal Pupils
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Phonics for SEN: Reading and Spelling Alternative Access Testing & Assessment for Non-Verbal Pupils

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Testing, Assessment and Progress Tracker – Alternative Access Materials for use with non-verbal pupils When using any programme it is important to establish the improvements or gains that our pupils have made over time and track their progress. This suite of assessment materials, which complement the Phonics for SEN programme, enable you to test, assess and track individual pupils’ progress in reading and spelling. Individual pupil tests at two levels: Basic (Books 1 & 2) and Advanced (Books 1 – 6/7) • blending*, • segmenting*, • knowledge of the relationship between sound and letter (sound spelling), • knowledge of the relationship between letter (sound spelling) and sound*, • single word reading* • single word spelling of high frequency words • Adapted to enable access Progress Tracker (Pre-programme – Book 7) Organised as separate reading and spelling strands and records: • progress through the stages of the programme • progress through levels related to age related expectations • gives a total reading score • gives a total spelling score • gives a combined reading and spelling score Assessment Materials Basic Code Stages and Assessment Materials Advanced Code Stages available as pdfs. Progress Tracker available as Excel document.
Moveable Alphabet Tiles in 4 formats - Phonics for SEN
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Moveable Alphabet Tiles in 4 formats - Phonics for SEN

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Moveable alphabets are great for focusing pupils’ attention on how words are put together. They are super-useful for pupils who have poor fine motor skills and find letter formation difficult, such as those pupils with physical disabilities or complex needs. Use Velcro dots to secure the cards as there’s nothing worse than them slipping around all over the place when you are building a word. Here are four moveable alphabets which may be appropriate for different pupils. All are arranged in four sections: basic code (1:1 sound to letter correspondences), introduction to advanced code (e.g. sounds /sh/ and /th/ etc) and advanced code (complex sounds that are represented in more than one way e.g. boat, note, go, snow, toe etc). The fourth section is actually a grid of shaded but otherwise blank squares that is placed just after the introduction to the advanced code section. There are so many sound spellings. It would be rather bewildering for a pupil to have to trawl through all of them, so this handy section allows you to place just the sound spellings related to the sound you are currently focusing on for the pupil to choose from. In this way things are kept manageable. The four versions of moveable alphabet have sound spellings arranged: 1 in alphabetical order 2 according to the teaching order of Phonics for Pupils with SEN 3 according to a commonly used alternative teaching order 4 in clusters as on a QWERTY keyboard (useful if you have a pupil with significant fine motor difficulties who is likely to type rather than write as a long-term recording method) When printing please make sure you accommodate the narrow margins.
'A Spelling Book' Series - Intensive One Word per Page Spelling Practice Sets 1-7 - PhonicsforSEN
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'A Spelling Book' Series - Intensive One Word per Page Spelling Practice Sets 1-7 - PhonicsforSEN

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The pdf contains the complete Spelling Book series, made up of 7 booklets which provide pupils with opportunities to practise spelling 47 high frequency words grouped in sets of sounds. Within the booklets, each page: focuses intensively on one target word at a time and enables the pupil to practice spelling the word many times in variety of different ways to supportive of auditory, visual and kinaesthetic perception and learning, incorporates orthographic mapping to support pupils to develop automaticity when spelling. The pdf contains all 7 booklets which can be printed up into pupil booklets or used as individual worksheets, as required. Instructions are given on every page relating to specific activities. This resource could be used in class, in small group work or set as homework for parents to support their child.
Book of Spells 2 - Spelling Practice Book VCC CVCC CCVC CCVCC words - PhonicsforSEN
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Book of Spells 2 - Spelling Practice Book VCC CVCC CCVC CCVCC words - PhonicsforSEN

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A Book of Spells 2 The Book of Spells series is made up of 8 booklets which provide pupils with opportunities to practice spelling high and medium frequency words. With a clear linear format the pupil is given the opportunity to read the word several times, see and understand how the word is put together (phonically coded in books 1-6 and phonically coded and split into syllables for books 7 and 8), and spell the word several times incorporating orthographic mapping. This resource could be used in class, in small group work or set as homework for parents to support their child. Book 1 – Sets 1-7 sounds – VC and CVC words - One set per page **Book 2 – VCC, CVCC, CCVC and CCVCC words containing set 1-7 sounds ** Book 3 – Words containing the sounds sh th ng ch k qu f l s Book 4 – Words containing the sounds oe z ee a-e er e ow Book 5 – Words containing the sounds oy oo u i-e aw air ar Book 6 – Words containing the sounds s l b d (advanced) o i u-e Book 7 – Two syllable words – Sound by Sound Book 8 – Curriculum Words - Upper KS2 and KS3 **
Sound Collector Cards 1 - Basic Sounds Sets 1-7   PhonicsforSEN
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Sound Collector Cards 1 - Basic Sounds Sets 1-7 PhonicsforSEN

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Sound Collector Cards 1 – Basic Sounds Sets 1-7 This is a series of cards that display words containing the sounds that the pupil has been working on in each set and word structure. Each card displays high frequency words for the following sets: • set 1 s a t p • set 2 i m n d • set 3 g o c k • set 4 e u r • set 5 h b f l • set 6 j v w x • set 7 y z and extends into VCC, CVCC, CCVC and CCVCC word structure. Two presentations are available - one with vowels colour coded and one without. Print out on card and cut out. When the pupils have completed work on a particular set then they can be given the corresponding card to take away, gradually building up a collection of cards. The pupil reviews and reads through the words on the cards as a daily reading practice task. This reinforces their understanding of the relationship between sounds and letters / letter patterns (sound spellings) and develops familiarity with the high frequency words.
Letter Sliders 1: Sets 1-7 *Read Spell Manipulate Map Assess* -  Phonics for SEN
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Letter Sliders 1: Sets 1-7 *Read Spell Manipulate Map Assess* - Phonics for SEN

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The Letter Sliders enable the pupil to manipulate letters to play with and practice working with words. Letter Slider 1 has a slider for each set (1-7) in the programme. Once assembled, the pupil slides the strips up and down in the slots on the base card to isolate letters to work with them in words. Letter Sliders are multipurpose as they can be used in a number of ways: • Teacher builds a word and the pupil reads it – BLENDING. • Teacher gives a spoken word and the pupil segments the word sequentially and moves the strips to match the letters one by one and so spell it – SEGMENTING. • Teacher asks pupil to change a base word into another given word by sliding the strips to change the letters – PHONEME MANIPULATION. e.g. Set 3 nap>map>mat>cat>can etc. • By focusing on the sounds in the spoken word first and then how the letters represent the sound is supportive of ORTHOGRAPHIC MAPPING. • ASSESSMENT of the pupil’s understanding of how words are put together, knowledge of the basic code and blending, segmenting and phoneme manipulation skills can be carried out by working with nonsense words.
Home Books  Sets 1-7 A Little Practice Every Day
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Home Books Sets 1-7 A Little Practice Every Day

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Home books – A little practice every day Each mini-book is designed for parents to use with their child over the course of several days. Each provides opportunities to practice the skills of reading and spelling in a structured way that is easy and fun! Print out on A4 and construct book by folding and cutting - no glue or staples! The books cover the teaching order of all 7 sets of basic sounds as follows: s a t p i m n d g o c k e u r h b f l j v w x y z There are six activities to do each day, covering matching sounds to letters, reading single words, reading phrases, spelling single words, spelling words (in a dictated sentence) and drawing a picture to match a silly sentence. Information for parents, with home use in mind.
Home Books Advanced Code – A Little Practice Every Day
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Home Books Advanced Code – A Little Practice Every Day

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Home books Advanced Code – A little practice every day Each mini-book is designed for parents to print out at home and use with their child over the course of several days. Each provides opportunities to practice the skills of reading and spelling in a structured way that is easy and fun! The books cover the following sounds: /o-e/ /ee/ /a-e/ /er/ /oo/ /u/ /i-e/ /aw/ There are five activities to do each day: • reading single words (aided by colour coding), • reading single words (no colour coding), • reading phrases, • spelling single words and • writing sentences. Supported by visuals and pictures,written with home use in mind.
Sounds Maps - Posters of the sounds and their graphemes
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Sounds Maps - Posters of the sounds and their graphemes

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A set of three A4 landscape posters that comprehensively map the sounds and the way they are represented by letters or groups of letters (sound spellings). There are two types of maps included in the set. Maps 1 and 2 covers 43 sounds showing all the ways each sound can be represented, i.e. showing the variation in the English language ‘code’. Map 3 covers 13 sound spellings showing all the sounds that each sound spelling can represent, i.e. showing the overlap in the English language ‘code’. Note: These are intended as reference materials for adults working with pupils. For pupils with SEN this would be overwhelming for them to use these as a reference when reading and spelling.
Phonics for SEN: 'Having a Voice' Symbols to Support Communication & Learning
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Phonics for SEN: 'Having a Voice' Symbols to Support Communication & Learning

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Many pupils with SEN can feel that they do not ‘have a voice’ and can be frustrated by a lack control over what happens to them, particularly if their needs are complex, they have communication difficulties and they require a high level of adult support. These resources are easy to use low tech strategies to support pupils to ‘have their say’, input into teaching situations and so develop independent learning skills. Suitable for pre- and non-verbal pupils and those with communication difficulties.
Word Detective - Orthographic Mapping HF Words for Reading Automaticity - PhonicsforSEN
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Word Detective - Orthographic Mapping HF Words for Reading Automaticity - PhonicsforSEN

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Word Detective - Intensive focus work on individual high frequency words incorporating orthographic mapping to support the development of reading automaticity and a ‘sight word’ vocabulary The sequence of activities in Word Detective enables the pupil to focus intensely on individual high frequency words to work towards reading and spelling automaticity, i.e. the ability to simply look at a word and say what it is or think about a word and write it down rapidly when spelling, apparently without effort or conscious thought. Guided by the teacher, the word is explored phonemically (at individual phoneme or speech sound level), phonologically (at syllable and onset / rime level and the sounds within them), visually (the form of single letters or letters in a sound spelling) and kinaesthetically (the experience of movement to form the letters by writing them). The activities incorporate orthographic mapping which is described as ‘the process that readers use to store written words for instant and effortless retrieval’ Kilpatrick 2015. When orthographic mapping takes place for a written word it becomes stored in long-term memory and is available for us to retrieve with automaticity. We could say that the word is placed in our bank of ‘sight words’ or words we can read automatically ‘by sight’. I would strongly recommend that this resource is used within the context of wider reading and spelling instruction that includes phonemic awareness training to an advanced level, systematic study of the phonic alphabetic code, phonic decoding and encoding and reading words embedded in text i.e. a robust systematic phonics programme.
Book of Spells 5 Spelling Practice Book oy oo u i-e aw air ar - PhonicsforSEN
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A Book of Spells 5 The Book of Spells series is made up of 8 booklets which provide pupils with opportunities to practice spelling high and medium frequency words. With a clear linear format the pupil is given the opportunity to read the word several times, see and understand how the word is put together (phonically coded in books 1-6 and phonically coded and split into syllables for books 7 and 8), and spell the word several times incorporating orthographic mapping. This resource could be used in class, in small group work or set as homework for parents to support their child. Book 1 – Sets 1-7 sounds – VC and CVC words - One set per page Book 2 – VCC, CVCC, CCVC and CCVCC words containing set 1-7 sounds Book 3 – Words containing the sounds sh th ng ch k qu f l s Book 4 – Words containing the sounds oe z ee a-e er e ow Book 5 – Words containing the sounds oy oo u i-e aw air ar ** Book 6 – Words containing the sounds s l b d (advanced) o i u-e Book 7 – Two syllable words – Sound by Sound Book 8 – Curriculum Words - Upper KS2 and KS3
Word Catchers - Segment / Read / Spell Sets 1-7 VCC-CCVCC sh th ch k PhonicsforSEN
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Word Catchers - Segment / Read / Spell Sets 1-7 VCC-CCVCC sh th ch k PhonicsforSEN

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Word Catcher – Segment / Read / Spell Print, cut out and make the Word Catcher Pupil chooses a picture > counts the sounds in the word to give first number of movements Next pupil chooses a number > make that number of movements Then pupil chooses a number again > open out word catcher - if it’s a word underneath the number then read it – if it’s a picture underneath the number then spell it (by writing it down) Includes: Sets 1-7 VCC CVCC CCVC CCVCC sh th ch k Based on the fortune teller / cootie catcher / whirlybird
Book of Spells 1 Spelling Practice Book Sets 1-7 VC and CVC words - PhonicsforSEN
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Book of Spells 1 Spelling Practice Book Sets 1-7 VC and CVC words - PhonicsforSEN

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A Book of Spells 1 The Book of Spells series is made up of 8 booklets which provide pupils with opportunities to practice spelling high and medium frequency words. With a clear linear format the pupil is given the opportunity to read the word several times, see and understand how the word is put together (phonically coded in books 1-6 and phonically coded and split into syllables for books 7 and 8), and spell the word several times incorporating orthographic mapping. This resource could be used in class, in small group work or set as homework for parents to support their child. **Book 1 – Sets 1-7 sounds – VC and CVC words - One set per page ** Book 2 – VCC, CVCC, CCVC and CCVCC words containing set 1-7 sounds Book 3 – Words containing the sounds sh th ng ch k qu f l s Book 4 – Words containing the sounds oe z ee a-e er e ow Book 5 – Words containing the sounds oy oo u i-e aw air ar Book 6 – Words containing the sounds s l b d (advanced) o i u-e Book 7 – Two syllable words – Sound by Sound Book 8 – Curriculum Words - Upper KS2 and KS3**