In recent years, extensive research has identified the components of successful literacy instruction. This has been supported by evidence collected from classrooms, individual students, and whole-school literacy programs. Essentially, students make significantly more progress, and achieve consistently better results, when they participate in structured, sequential multi-sensory literacy programs. These programs ensure that students understand and master essential skills in English and provide them with the opportunity to develop competencies in reading accuracy, fluency and comprehension. They also provide students with the opportunity to significantly improve their spelling and writing.
Sounds-Write is an evidence-based phonics program utilising an exciting and highly successful approach to the teaching of reading, spelling and writing. This program offers an instructional method that is structured, cumulative, sequential and explicit which is highly recommended for teaching all children to read and spell. It places emphasis on giving practice that is grounded in physical, concrete experience of the ideas and conceptual understanding the students need to assimilate. Sounds-Write is developmentally appropriate for beginning readers in Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2, and also offers fast and highly effective intervention for children at all levels that have fallen behind in their reading and spelling.