At Best Futures, we are using the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to aid children in their reading and writing.
What is Read, Write, Inc?
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a complete phonics and literacy programme which helps all children learn to read so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension and vocabulary.
RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/
Reading opens the door to learning
Five key principles underpin the teaching in all Read Write Inc. sessions
Purpose – know the purpose of every activity and share it with the children, so they know the one thing they should be thinking about
Participation – ensure every child participates throughout the lesson. Partnership work is fundamental to learning
Praise – ensure children are praised for effort and learning, not ability
Pace – teach at an effective pace and devote every moment to teaching and learning
Passion – be passionate about teaching so children can be engaged emotionally
When using RWI to read the children will:
Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple prompts
Learn to read words using sound blending (Fred talk)
Read lively stories featuring words they have learnt to sound out
Show that they comprehend the stories by answering 'Find It' and 'Prove It'
When using RWI to write the children will:
Learn to write the letter/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds
Learn to write words by saying the sounds and graphemes (Fred fingers)
When using RWI the children will also work in pairs:
To answer questions
To take turns talking and listening to each other
To give positive praise to each other
Help your child learn to read words by sounding-blending (Fred talk) eg. c-a-t = cat, sh-o-p = shop. Children learn to read words by blending the letter-sounds that are in the Speed Sounds set (shown further down the page).
Help your child to say the pure sounds ('m' not 'muh', 's' not 'suh' etc.) as quickly as they can, and then blend the sounds together to say the whole word.
Reading Books Sent Home
Decodable reading books matched to their phonics levels are sent home with the pupils to read at home with parents/carers.
The videos below are a helpful starting point to gain knowledge and understanding regarding Phonics.
If you have any queries or questions, please contact your child's class teacher, who will be happy to help.