Short texts to practice decoding
Gill Munton is an experienced author and editor of early reading material, fiction and non-fiction, and has contributed to many leading reading schemes. Specialising in writing lively, fluent texts with a clear phonic structure, she has written extensively for Read Write Inc. Ruth Miskin is one of the UKs leading authorities on teaching children to read. She has many years experience as a head teacher, teacher trainer and consultant in phonics and literacy, working with primary and secondary schools throughout the UK. Ruth has been an adviser to the government on many aspects of literacy teaching since 1997. Her work has been featured both by Newsnight on BBC1 and Dispatches on Channel 4. Ruth was awarded an OBE for services to Education in 2011.
`Read Write Inc. Phonics has had a massive impact on our phonic results, raising them from 56% to 96%. All of our staff enjoy using the programme, including our teaching assistants, who feel it has empowered them. We are all amazed and delighted at the difference it has made to teaching and learning in our school.' Joan Cullen, Head Teacher, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Luton `Read Write Inc. Phonics is effective because of the speed in which the children are able to make progress. There is a very clear structure and children are empowered to succeed because of the systematic and rigorous approach.' Katherine Roberts, Reading Manager, Elmhurst Primary School, Newham `As a Head Teacher, its wonderful to have such confidence in a programme that you know no child will leave Key Stage 1 as a poor reader. How amazing is that!' Jacqueline Savage, Principal, Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate, Wakefield