As seen in the UK, where phonics teaching and testing has been mandatory for over a decade, at least 25% of children do not reach the 'self-teaching' phase, after 2 years of systematic synthetic phonics instruction. Book tutoring or training with Miss Emma, the Neurodivergent Learning Whisperer. Visible English Spelling Code is the perfect bridge to self-teaching.
Free SSP for Parents
SSP Schools with the PC version have the password for parents
NB Parents can also access ICRWY Lessons app - App Store and Google Play. $5.50 per month
Use this with the SSP Spelling Piano app.
Resources for Parents - Home Support
If schools have a subscription they will be sent the password for Prep/ Year 1 parents, so that parents can access vital SSP resources for free, and better support their children at home.
Ask your school to email us if they have not received it. Support@TheReadingHut.com
Parents will have access to:
Parent information video
Pop it in the Box file to set up the two Phase 1 activities shown below
(these help parents not only understand segmenting and blending but also 'Duck Hands' and the Speech Sound Monsters - please recommend the SSP Spelling Piano app for tablets if they have one)
*2 Minute Monsters / 7 Minute Monsters - learn the sounds.
* The Monster (Spelling) Routine strip for Phase 1- how to do it!
Number Formation Video and Sheet
*The 4 Coding Poster video lessons
(100 or so high frequency graphemes)
*Sound Pic Chants - Graphemes tested in Year 1 Phonics Screener
*7 Duck Level words (400+ Code Mapped High Frequency Words)
*Spelling Cloud Poems.
*Sight Word check flip book
The Number and Letter Formation Phrases
sheets are on the parent page - print and laminate at home.
Pause the Chants video and let them practice saying the Speech Sounds and words with Duck Hands and the
Number and Letter Formation Phrases
Parents can support their child, to learn the 400+ High Frequency Words before the end of Prep. The Speedy Sight Words video lessons and also the Speech Sound Monster videos are included
They will not only recognise the 'sight words' quickly but also be able to spell them correctly when writing. This has additional advantages - they can start the 'transition readers' earlier, and decode with fluency and comprehension more easily (less working memory is being used to decode words, and more connections are being made via implicit orthographic learning)
Teachers don't have the time to support 25 or so children, so they can work through the 400+ words at their pace - so it can be really helpful if they have access at home.
Children can also work through them
independently, with a phone or other device. They can whizz through them in the car for 5 minutes on the way home!
Because so many correspondences are discovered within these words, that are not covered in the 4 phonics levels, they are incredibly useful!
Teachers can create a check list, and parents help record which of the Duck Levels the child has mastered.
There is also a PM benchmarking option - PM 1 - 10, 11 - 15 and 16 - 20