Helping Poor Readers
Several of my students this year struggle to read easily.
In an effort to help remedy their difficulties I will be attending the four-day Sounds-Write course in Cirencester over the next two weeks. The Sounds-Write program is described as 'a quality first phonics programme, and is probably the finest system of literacy tuition in the English language'.
The 2012 DfE report said of Sounds-Write: The materials in the Sound-Write programme are clearly designed for regular short, periods of discrete teaching. Effective delivery of these session was exemplified and explored in conscientious detail. Detailed, very supportive materials also accompany the training. In the Sounds-Write approach, the way in which sounds are initially introduced and the order in which this is done are sometimes somewhat different from other major programmes. However the overall content and intended outcomes are consistent with high quality systematic synthetic programmes and meet the DfE criteria.