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Miss Emma's
ode Mapping Tool

Miss Emma - Director of the Reading Hut Ltd

As those following this site know I have an orthographic mapping tool that shows those learning to read and spell the graphemes in English words - making the spelling code visible. As phonemic awareness deficits are common with learners who are dyslexic this is gold - as they can see where the phoneme to grapheme links are, even if they struggle to hear them - especially when learning phonics.
Children who cannot identify the phonemes in spoken words (speech sounds) will be unable to map them to the pictures of the speech sounds ie graphemes. Graphemes consist of 1 or more letter, and are used to show children the 'sound value' of written words, when decoding. Being able to SEE these graphemes is so useful to children who are learning to reading and spell (decode and encode!)  

As the universal spelling code revolves around the British IPA it is mapped to align with this but you can edit any mapping locally if you wish - eg for names or different accents - it's flexible.

Use this tool below while still available! It is best viewed and used on a laptop.
I created it for those who attended our PATOSS webinars last year and it's still live but only for a few weeks. 
It will be available again and used to map whole books - and is also always available in the ICRWY lessons app. The Code Mapping tools helps me to map the books children are interested in - they can see it in text orthographically mapped- and this reduces cognitive load.

Skilled teachers and tutors can do a range of activities with it to further enhance phonemic awareness and orthographic knowledge eg speedy paired decoding, the speedy six (spelling) snap and crack (comprehension activity) rapid writing... I've added those to the Reading Hut web site ( Just get spelling clouds so the kids can cross reference the mapping with the ‘whole’ code.


'Miss Emma'

Emma Hartnell-Baker, 'The Reading Hut'


Doctoral student - University of Reading

- Research focus 'empowering SpLD teachers to engage and more effectively meet the needs of neurodivergent learners through tech!

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