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Literacy Support with Sounds Write

Excel with reading and writing!

  • 30 minutes
  • 60 New Zealand dollars
  • Online Only

Service Description

Sounds-Write is a proven speech-to-print phonics program based on the science of reading. It is an excellent programme under the umbrella term of Structured Literacy. From Preschool to Year 6 (& beyond for struggling readers and writers), students learn the concepts necessary for proficient reading and writing. They master the 175 most common spellings of the 44 sounds in English through reading and writing polysyllabic words. What we need to understand about learning to read is that it is not one skill; it is a complex set of skills, conceptual knowledge and code knowledge. Children are biologically primed to learn the language that they speak but are not primed to learn the writing system of that language. We need to teach children the writing system explicitly and systematically. To become a proficient and fluent reader, a child must grasp the following: * English speech is written in a visual code where symbols, known as spellings or letters or graphemes, are used to represent individual sounds (phonemes). * You can spell a sound with 1, 2, 3 or 4 letters. * There are many different ways of spelling a sound. (e.g. the sound /ae/ as in ‘rain,’ play,’ ‘gate,’ or ‘break.’ * A spelling can represent more than one sound. (For instance, the spelling <ea> in the words sea, head, break. Sounds~Write is recommend by SPELD Australia.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us 24 hours prior to your booked appointment.

Contact Details

022 062 2924

Tauranga, New Zealand

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