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.
Learn high-frequency (sight) words quickly and use the
Word Mapping Tool to develop orthographic knowledge!
SSP students map sentences, not just words.
Info for parents about 'sight words' (eg SoR research findings) here
We are teaching children to map phonemes to graphemes
The ground-breaking Orthographic Mapping Tool!
Word Mapping fun!
Type any words, and copy
the orthographically mapped words into a document and use to learn 'sight words'!
The Black/ Grey Colour Coded Words is a unique technique designed by Emma Hartnell-Baker to show learners the graphemes used to represent speech sounds in words.
It is just one of the ground-breaking tools and activities introduced to Aussie teachers using the Speech Sound Pics (SSP) Approach, as a way to ensure that all learners reach the 'self-teaching' phase as early as possible. They reduce the time spent on 'explicit phonics' instruction, facilitating implicit learning more easily. Most of the 'learning to read' journey will be via implicit learning.