Joe is your guide in the Phonics Shed garden and will introduce you to all of our characters. Each character you meet will teach you a new reading sound, or grapheme.
The comprehensive planning and overview documents are accompanied by physical and digital books, flashcards and all the supplementary resources needed to follow a flexible multi-sensory approach. You even get a Joe puppet to introduce to the children and to support your teaching!
Our program provides a systematic way to teach reading through explicit phonics instruction. The program includes daily lesson plans that follow a similar structure and are accompanied by a multitude of online and offline resources to support instruction and application of phonics skills. The sequence of phonics lessons begin by introducing children to the letter-sound relationships of SATP & INMD, which provide opportunities to build and decode words right from the start of the phonics instruction. By using our fully-resourced and flexible planning sequences, children are exposed to research-backed techniques such as orthographic mapping and our own ‘Say It, Stretch It, Sound It’ method. The techniques help students to decode by breaking down words into sounds as a way to segment and blend (“synthesize“) the whole word.