Sounds-Write Phonics

As a part of our Direct and Explicit Instruction, teachers at Ascot Vale West acknowledge and explicitly teach the five key concepts of effective reading; Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. Through whole class instruction, small group focus and individual conferences, our students Learn to Read and Read to Learn.

Students develop their phonological awareness, the ability to hear and manipulate sounds, and phonemic awareness, their knowledge of letter/sound correspondences through Sounds-Write lessons. Sounds-Write is a high quality synthetic phonics program based on the science of reading. Students are taught to apply the strategies of blending, segmenting and phoneme manipulation in order to become fluent readers and spellers.

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