Consulting and Teacher Training in Synthetic Phonics
UK-style synthetic phonics, now the primary approach to teaching reading and spelling in England and widely used with English-language learners in over 100 countries, is a method that is fairly new to the United States. The English alphabetic code is complex. Synthetic phonics teaches the alphabetic code explicitly and systematically to ensure virtually all students become skilled readers. The approach is well supported by decades of research. Phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, and handwriting are brilliantly intertwined. Most importantly, children become skilled and confident readers and writers.
Rooted in the 42+ phonemes of English
Decoding, Spelling, & Handwriting taught together from the start
Letter-sounds taught before letter names, and at a brisk pace
“Lifts all boats” including low SES & English-language learners