A Step at a Time
Please find below (in alphabetical order) a list of literacy curriculums available. By listing these curriculums we are not necessarily endorsing the programmes. Please do contact us with any additions you would like to make to this list.
A Step at a Time
Our synthetic phonics programme. A simple, common sense curriculum based around the New Zealand accent.
A linguistic phonics programme which explicitly teaches blending and segmenting.
Another linguistic phonics programme designed for slightly older students. This programme can be used by parents and teachers alike as no training is necessary. Basic alphabetic code knowledge is required.
Fast Phonics First
A synthetic phonics programme which was used in the Clackmannanshire study.
Jolly Phonics teaches the letter sounds alongside kinaesthetic actions. It is a synthetic phonics programme which has been used successfully for many years around the world.
This programme teaches all 44 sounds of the English language using brightly coloured books and friendly and fun characters. For example, the letter 'a' is associated with the character 'Annie Apple'. With each sound there is a story about the character.
This is Debbie Hepplewhite's new online synthetic phonics programme. The first unit (of 12) is free to download. Suitable for classroom and home use.
Read Write Inc
Ruth Miskin's synthetic phonics programme. Her programme is supported by a wide range of resources which are suitable for home and classroom use.
Mostly suitable for struggling students, but can be used for beginners. This synthetic programme is suitable for people of all ages.
Sound Foundations - The Promethean Trust
A collection of different programmes which have been designed to be used by parents to help their struggling children with complex learning difficulties including dyslexia.
Sound Reading System
A linguistic phonics programme which requires the tutor to complete a five day training course. The Sound Reading System can be used for one-to-one remedial teaching. Suitable for all ages and struggling students including dyslexics.
Sound Steps to Reading.
Diane McGuinness's linguistic phonics programme. This programme can be used in both the classroom and by parents wishing to teach their own children.
A linguistic phonics programme which is suitable for all ages. This programme can be used by parents or in the classroom, but it should be noted that training is required.
Spalding is a non-profit organisation. The Spalding programme teaches children the sounds and spellings of the English language.
Stairway to Reading
A free remedial programme available online. Please note that the sounds used may differ from your own accent.
Step by Step
Mona McNee's free online synthetic phonics programme. A no fuss, no frills approach. You may need to make up some resources to go with it, but it is a wonderful base to work off.
That Reading Thing
Tricia Millar's linguistic phonics programme designed for re-teaching older children and adults. Suitable for parents.
The Butterfly Book
This programme has been tried and tested for over 10 years. It is reading and writing course which teaches 44 sounds in 'short sharp lessons'.
Toe by Toe
This is Keda Cowlings's remedial programme. Her programme is very structured and teaches the sounds of the English language through nonsense words.
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Step by Step
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