Phonics Training Course

Phonics Training Course for Teachers and Pupils

Phonics Course

The phonics training course  (Practice Reading & Speaking) contains seventy tightly structured lessons. Teaching notes have been included for use with students and to refine a teachers’ understanding of how words work. With this phonics training course, teachers can learn how to decode any English word proficiently and explain the process to their students, simply.

Use the course to teach phonics to children or adults. Additionally, ESL students would benefit from the British English pronunciation tips. Dyslexic students will benefit from a teacher’s crystal clear explanations. Even irregular words can be explained in terms of how they sound.  With an accurate understanding of phonics, teachers will be able to keep the words they use in their explanations to a minimum. This will aid the students’ concentration and memory.

As a teacher, you will find your knowledge of phonics expanding. You will learn new details about phonics that you had never thought about before. All the thinking about every word has been done for you. There will be no need to puzzle over a word to understand how it is broken down or how to explain it.

As this phonics training course is aimed at teaching all of the facts needed in order to learn to read and write efficiently, only necessary explanations have been included. The teachers’ notes support the teaching of phonics, syllable division, spelling, sentence structure, writing, proof reading, improving comprehension and public speaking. (Trainers need to learn the art of public speaking.) A unique index demonstrates all of the variations in pronunciation of a single spelling.

The pronunciation assessment allows the teacher (using just 21 words) to test the student’s ability to pronounce ALL of the sounds heard in spoken English. (Very useful if the pupil’s first language is NOT English.) You will find this assessment on page 154 in the Practice Reading & Speaking phonics training course.

A unique ‘Reading Ruler’ demonstrates that the options for each spelling pattern is limited. By trying each viable option in turn when stuck on a word, the pupil will soon hit on the correct pronunciation (providing they have a general understanding of the sentence.) By demonstrating these options you are giving the student the confidence to attempt unknown words when reading alone. Each student can have a copy of this reading ruler  to use as a bookmark.

Teachers are given all of the tools that they need with this eBook to succeed at teaching phonics. Whether the eBook is used in the classroom or on a one to one basis, no teacher need feel out of their depth when teaching phonics. With assessments, teaching notes, lesson ideas, focus pages to use when students find a principle difficult, teachers will feel fully equipped to teach phonics successfully. Enlarge the text on screen, search for a word or phoneme or print out lessons, the choice is up to the teacher.

In House Phonics Training Course

Practice Reading & Speaking can be used as an in house phonics training course. After purchase, you will be sent a link to a video which explains the correct pronunciation of each individual sound heard in the English language. This simple explanation of sounds in the link will allow both teachers and students to begin to teach themselves phonics for free. There is no need to book expensive phonics courses or seminars. Teachers need to read through the teaching notes for each section and read a few of practice words contained in the lesson. This will verify how to split the words into their individual components. Assign a teacher as a learning mentor and use the course to teach phonics to a high standard.

It is a fallacy that you need to know and understand the technical jargon and the history of teaching reading and phonics in order to teach reading well. Yes, all of this additional information may be interesting; however parents throughout the ages have taught their own children to read by just doing it. In fact some children have taught themselves to read simply by asking, “What does that say?” They weren’t experts; they just learned by doing and filled in the gaps as they went along.

When you cut out fancy methods of teaching and get back to basics, it still comes down to the teacher explaining the facts in a way the child understands and the child ‘getting it’. Subsequently, the child needs to be able to translate that knowledge into decoding words independently, reading fluently, spelling accurately and making their writing interesting and mistake free. This phonics training course allows teachers to grasp the concepts quickly so that they can pass on their practical knowledge to pupils. As a teacher, you will be learning in the same way that you will be teaching. With this course you will be able to develop a love of words in your students. They will be searching for the next challenge.

This phonics training course contains over 1,000 phoneme to grapheme relationships and over 12,000 practice words. Phonemes are divided into three levels of difficulty then placed in order of most used words to low frequency words. You will be able to challenge even your brightest students.

Practice Reading & Speaking Student Guide

Being able to teach phonics through to an adult reading age is a bonus. Every family, on their child’s entry to the school can be emailed the student guide. (A large discount can be negotiated if your school decides to implement distribution.) Parents can use the guide when they listen to their child read. If they make a mental note of the phoneme their child is finding difficult when listening to their child read, they can use the student guide, with a bank of similar words to give the child extra practice. After purchase, parents too can be sent the basic pronunciation link to ensure that they are pronouncing every sound accurately with their child. Students can be set a module for homework at their own personal level for targeted reading, spelling or writing practice. (There is a suitable student challenge at the end of each lesson.)

This phonics training course will enable teachers to give children plenty of reading, segmenting and blending practice. It is suitable for any age or ability. This phonics training course organises the sounds in words in a way that makes it easy for a child whose first language is not English to learn to read. In fact, it encourages precise pronunciation by giving British accent tips to pupils wherever appropriate in the course. You will find it rewarding to watch all pupils become fluent readers and ace phonics tests. This system is motivational for all pupils as due to the progress record, they can set a goal for themselves. They can literally ‘see’ how much is left to be learned in order to become a fluent reader. To buy just the phonics course without the teaching notes click on the following link:   PRS STUDENT GUIDE

Phonics Training Course for an Adult Reading Age

Practice Reading and Speaking is a phonics training course that teaches phonics until the pupil has obtained an adult reading age. Rather than the less than 100 phoneme-grapheme relationships usually taught in everyday phonics courses, it contains over 1,000 different phoneme/grapheme relationships. It does this in 70 Modules or pages. Each of the words this phonics training course contains, has been carefully thought about in terms of how they sound when they are read aloud. The order of every single word in the course was considered carefully. Well known words as well as rare examples have been included in order to extend the reader’s vocabulary.

By using a phonics training course that teaches even the rarest of spellings, you are not leaving the accumulation of phonic skills to chance. Pupils can learn phonic decoding skills to adult reading standards. In life, they need to be given the best possible to chance to work out unknown words by sound, no matter how many syllables contained in the words. As adults, when coming across an unknown word, we tend to first try phonically regular spellings of sounds then phonically irregular spellings. Those who read well, can decode easily any word that they have heard spoken before. (A point of reference always helps.)

A Phonics Training Course that Teaches Irregular Words

Whilst this phonics course teaches phonically regular words, it uses the knowledge gained by extension to teach phonically irregular words. There are no ‘odd’ words in this course. Every word is decoded. When you teach reading, pupils can be taught that every word is made up of sounds, even if it’s spelling is unique. If it can be said, it can be read. Irregular words have been integrated into the phonics course.  High frequency words are decoded as early as possible in the course. The teaching resources in Practice Reading and Speaking allow you to teach reading to the latest British Government guidelines. A phonics training course that teaches children how to sound out phonically irregular words is unique. This may be the only phonics training course on the market that is forward thinking enough to teach reading and phonics in this positive way.

Teachers need familiarity with core phonic decoding skills, not another method for teaching reading. Given a phonics training course that explains clearly how to separate and combine the sounds in words, it’s possible for teachers to be trained to teach reading to a very high standard. All the nuances of sound separation or pronunciation are alluded to in every module giving you plenty to teach and giving your pupils a through grounding.

A Phonics Training Course that is also a Phonic Dictionary

This phonics course is a PDF ebook that can be used on any computer or electronic device that contains a PDF reader. Teachers can also print out pages from the eBook for use with the pupils in lessons. Alternatively, students can have their own student guide which is just the 70 lessons or Modules  without the teaching notes.

A lesson checklist enables teachers to plan and monitor which teaching techniques they will use or have used in the lesson. This means that they can repeat teaching techniques which were successful. The teaching resources in this eBook can be used alongside any currently used phonics course as a phonic dictionary. Words or spellings can be searched for quickly, the category they’re found in can then be demonstrated to the pupil.

Extra teaching points are demonstrated on each page. (See a Preview of the eBook and a list of contents here.)  There is no need to keep referencing other material as there is plenty to teach on each page. Right there where you need it. There is also a scan reading or writing challenge on each page along with specific notes on pronunciation to engage ESL pupils. Teaching notes have been designed with simple explanations so that they can be used as they are, with students, without the need to simplify the wording first. Every aspect of decoding skills is taught. This phonics training course is also suitable for dyslexic students.

A Phonics Training Course that meets Official Standards

The Practice Reading & Speaking phonics training course can ensure that both teachers and pupils of all ages, abilities and language backgrounds are supported to the highest level when teaching and learning phonics.  Professional development of teaching staff can be enhanced by teachers having access to this course. ‘Practice Reading and Speaking’ fits all of the British governments requirements. It’s suitable for Primary school pupils at KS 1 and KS 2. It can also be used for Secondary school pupils at KS 3, as it contains teaching resources that include the following:

  • A full, tightly structured, systematic, phonics training course that starts with teaching letter sounds. It continues to teach word decoding and segmenting until an adult reading age has been achieved and the pupil can read multi-syllabic words.
  • There are seventy Modules or pages in the course ordered by level of difficulty.
  • Additional teaching points such as spelling or meaning comparisons or homonyms are highlighted on each page.
  • Irregular words are integrated into the phonics course and how to segment them is taught. (Yes, you did read that correctly. If it can be said, it has sounds, if it has sounds it can be segmented.) The fact that there may only be a single example of the spelling pattern, saying that sound, does NOT mean that you can’t decode it.
  • How to teach and explain syllable division at the right time throughout the phonics training course.
  • Continuing guidance throughout the course on British English pronunciation for students whose first language is not English.
  • Teaching resources and notes that train teachers how phonics works. It’s also suitable for using directly with pupils.
  • The teaching resources section contains letter, image and high frequency word flash cards with which pupils can make their first words and sentences. Match images to alphabet sounds.
  • The teaching notes contain a sample lesson plan and guidance on how to focus on sound, reading, words, spelling, writing or assessments.
  • An A4 alphabet poster allowing pupils to colour in the letters that they know thoroughly.
  • Suggestions for reading games, phonic games and activities.
  • Consonant clusters or blend cards.
  • Segment focus cards for segmenting or blending sound clusters.
  • Sound focus sheets for concentrating on a single sound or comparing two sounds that pupils find difficult to grasp. (Concentrating and focusing for longer will aid memory.)
  • A progress record of the complete phonics course so that pupils can keep track of what they have learned so far and what they have left to learn.
  • A pronunciation assessment to ensure that pupils can vocalise all of the sounds heard in English.
  • Phoneme-grapheme assessments for before and after teaching.
  • A comprehensive grapheme index demonstrating all the different ways to pronounce the same letter or groups of letters found in words.
  • A self-correction bookmark for teaching pupils how to make an educated guess at words they can’t read.
  • A list of high and medium frequency words organized in the order they appear in the phonics course and by their key sound.
  • A basic English skills guide that allows teachers to fill in the gaps in their pupils knowledge of spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and parts of speech. Also, how to edit and improve writing. For the more confident student the basics of public speaking has been included.

Listening to a Reader – Backup Word Lists

When you listen to a child read, you will have on hand a list of words containing the same grapheme that a child is stuck on. Just point out the colour and image at the top of the page, find the grapheme in the left column and ask your pupil if they recognise any words in the group. The pupil then practices sound separation of unfamiliar words before going back to reading their story. Alternatively, wait till they have finished reading to teach the grapheme from the phonics course.

As an eBook PDF you can keep it on your phone, tablet or computer and search for the word. You can also print out the page of the course for the pupil to take home so that they can practice reading the difficult phoneme. (No extra license is needed as you have the freedom to print any page from the phonics course for your pupils’ use. You could keep several copies of the each page handy as worksheets.

Assessments can keep track of and boost progress, so monitor students’ understanding of phonics regularly. The ‘Practice Reading and Speaking’ phonics training course contains the perfect teaching resources to fill in the gaps in your pupils understanding of phonics.

The Right Phonics Training Course Contains Workable Resources

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Better Phonic Skills Produce Teaching Success

The right phonics training course for teaching reading, removes the stress involved in passing on the meaning of synthetic phonics to children. Using this course, the teacher can first teach themselves then use the same material to teach the children. Teachers will need to gain experience in being able to split any word into its component sounds (including irregular words). No word should be impossible to explain.

This eBook trains teachers to notice every phoneme/grapheme in every word. It teaches phonics clearly and successfully to all readers regardless of age, ability accent or nationality. This phonics training course enables you to teach phonics on the go. ‘Practice Reading and Speaking’, is perfectly suited to the task. To see a free preview of the PDF eBook including the list of contents click here. Every part of every word in this phonics course is taught to exacting standards. All of this is done without the need for technical jargon. The language surrounding synthetic phonics has been de-cluttered and minimalized. This phonics training course does not require knowledge of the English phonetic alphabet.  This is not another teaching method. Practice Reading & Speaking contains the facts about phonics in order to back up any current phonics course.

Phonics Training Course in Action

Here is how to use the course to teach phonics.  Because Practice Reading & Speaking is an eBook, you will have the ability to show an individual child a word by expanding the text on a phone or tablet. The back-light will aid concentration, making each letter stand out. Using technology to teach phonics can work very effectively.

A  preview of this printable PDF Phonics Training Course is available.  To view the books contents or buy Practice Reading and Speaking click here.

Bullying by Teachers or Pupils

On a side point, a child who is under stress will find it extremely difficult to concentrate.  Whilst you can’t resolve every problem that each child has, some issues you can help with. Be patient, kind and accessible to every child. Don’t berate them, ever. Create a stress free learning environment. Teach your children compassion by example and through motivational stories. To succeed, a comfortable, stress free learning environment is essential. It is vital to practice controlling your frustrations until it becomes second nature. Find something to praise in every child.

If you have an issue with bullying in your school, check out this video. Teachers around the world have found it very useful. All content on the website is in an amazing variety of languages. Show the video to your students in the language of their birth.


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