30 Minutes a Day in Reception - the teacher is a guide
- every child works at their pace, and the teacher steps in only when needed. The teacher is able to stand back and assess learning - recording progress, not stuck at the front of the class!
Over 85% will pass the Year 1 Phonics Screener at the end of Reception 
This routine is specifically designed for dyslexic learners. 

We are Learning Whisperers - Rewiring Dyslexic Brains.

This differentiated learning routine is unique to the Speech Sound Pics (SSP) Approach, developed by a highly experienced and effective teacher who is not neurotypical, and therefore not constrained by conventional thinking about instruction. She uses technology because she cannot meet the needs of the neurodiverse classroom by herself. No teacher can! Follow the 30 minute routine and watch the children - ALL CHILDREN- fly. They will reach the 'self-teaching' phase quickly and easily, as not being held back by one-size fits all programming. If your current phonics program has a 'Scope and Sequence' with children being taught what the handbook has 'planned' for the teacher, it will take at least twice as long for all to develop mastery of the foundation of phonic knowledge.   
What do children (and teachers!) think about Miss Emma's approach?
'It just makes sense!'

Teachers tell us they want 'get it, get out' training, that they can get through in 90 minutes - learning together in the staffroom, or at home!
Get started, then join a private training group for ongoing support. 

Access the 90 Minute Pre-Recorded Training Session in the Shop 

Step by Step training
- Phase 1 resources and activities - identify the children who may be dyslexic

- Training the children to use the 30-minute routine as a whole class
- Monitoring the routine, recording code knowledge skills, moving them towards the reading of authentic texts before the end of Reception

Ensure that 85%+ pass the UK Year 1 Phonics screener before they even start Year 1.
Continue to support the others - identifying their specific learning differences.   

New to the Speech Sound Pics (SSP) Approach?
Get the 30-Minute Routine Pack.

Phase 1
Either the Monster Mapping Kit Handbook or Basic Phase 1 Digital Download

A5 Spelling
Clouds for Walls (1 Pack)
Class Duck Puppet (1)

A3 Coding Posters - 1 Each
*Coding Poster Video Lessons
*Fry Video Lessons
Fry Home Booklet (Digital Download)
Decodable Readers (Digital Downloads)

* Use the Code Mapping Tool app and SSP Spelling Piano app.

This is NOT a literacy teaching routine and pack, this is a fast way to learn the constrained skills needed for the children to start 'self-teaching (implicit learning) It is the explicit 'kick-start'.

Learning Whisperers - in Prep/ Reception/ KS1 - 6 Week Monster Mapping

6 Weeks of 'Monster Mapping' with a Learning Whisperer.
This leads you into the 30 Minute Routine - or you can then start your regular phonics program. You can opt to join Miss Emma's Term 1 support group for daily support and ideas.
Share your journey with other Learning Whisperers! 

“Teaching constrained skills explicitly and systematically and matching instruction to students’ developmental needs should ensure that the largest portion of the literacy block can be allocated to the more complex unconstrained abilities throughout the elementary years.”

— Stahl, 2011, p. 56

The high-frequency words are vital!! They are Code Mapped to show the graphemes - students need to recognise them quickly, but also be able to spell them correctly during independent writing activities.
Teachers set up Speedy Sight Word Stations, use the video lessons on the board, send home the booklets!
We suggest sending home the new Fry 300 Booklet that includes the high-frequency words that makeup 65% of ALL the words they will see and need to write. 
They can learn all 300 in Reception when using our Code and Monster Mapped resources. If they aren't Monster Mapped it will take the children much longer

The children need to master the Phase 1 activities to start the 30 Minute Routine.
Within Phase 1 they learn to use Duck Hands, Lines and Numbers, and to decode and encode
Green Level words using Speech Sound Monsters.

Some are ready for Phase 2 - the 30 Minute Routine - on day 2! Some need more time, 
and you will find out which children are 'at risk'.
Everyone starts the 30 Minute Routine by Week 3 of Reception. This phonemic awareness groundwork with the Speech Sound Monster 'bridge' results in easier learning of the 'foundation of phonic knowledge'.
Most then start 'self-teaching'.


During Phase 1 the teacher leads from the front. Then everything changes! 

The children quickly move into Phase 2 and follow the 30 minute routine.
Although children learn these commonly used phoneme-to-grapheme correspondences to be able to decode and encode sentences, with the target high-frequency words, they learn these constrained skills at their pace.
This is UNIQUE to the Speech Sound Pics (SSP) Approach. 

So all move through Green - Purple - Yellow- Blue - using technology - the teacher is now a facilitator/ guide.  


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No ipads? Get 4 laptops (they do not need to be new or jazzy!)
Use splitters. You need 4 stations. Children move through the stations as they master each Code Level. 


All of the above is, of course, only a small part of the SSP 'learning to read and spell' journey.
This is when we are ensuring that each student has a 'Foundation of Phonic Knowledge'. We are leading them from reading 'decodable' readers to 'authentic texts' with fluency and comprehension.