Read Write Inc. at Seaside
Read Write Inc. is a phonics-based reading programme developed by Ruth Miskin, which provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching reading, spelling and writing to children. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK's primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
How Read Write Inc. Works
The children are taught one way of reading and spelling the English sounds. Firstly, the children are given a hook to learn the sound by using pictures which match the shape of the letter, for example ‘s’ looks like a snake and ‘a’ looks like an apple. This means children learn to read and write the sounds easily. More sounds are then taught and children use this to read books which are carefully matched to the sounds they have learnt. From this the children quickly experience the joy of accessing books and feeling like readers. Effective assessment is then used to accelerate every child's progress so the children are extended to learning more complex sounds and sharing further books. Children love reading this way as it’s so easy for them and they enjoy being in small groups with children that are learning at the same pace and level as them.
The Read Write Inc. programme also supports the children’s handwriting and spelling development as they learn to form their letters and spell the words with the sounds they have learnt.
This is further supported by high quality reading opportunities from parents, teachers, teaching assistants and visiting authors.