Phonics Handbook by Kay Hiatt
  

Phonics Handbook

Written by Kay Hiatt
Illustrated by
Part of the Collins Big Cat Phonics Series

Synopsis

Phonics Handbook by Kay Hiatt

Collins Big Cat Teacher resources offer practical planning support, with book-by-book information, assessment support, photocopiable activity sheets to help practice literacy objectives and support for writing. * Developed by teachers for teachers, Collins Big Cat Phonics is easy to use and be sure you are getting it right. * Every session runs automatically - so you can concentrate on observing and assessing your children's progress. * Structured daily sessions provide fast, focused phonic fun, with lots of repetition and practice for reading and writing. Big Cat and his friends introduce you to 42+ phonemes through 10 minute daily sessions, helping every child learn how to become readers and writers. In this Handbook you will find: * a detailed explanation of the five sections of the daily 10-minute session so you know what the children will be learning * a session-by-session outline of the programme to save you time planning * book-by-book information for the Collins Big Cat Phonics Readers to support you guided reading sessions * assessment support with photocopiable masters to help your children consolidate and practise their new skills.

Reviews

As a class teacher I taught phonics and saw first hand the success of this fun, child-centred approach to teaching literacy. Consequently I was committed to introducing the scheme into Dovers Green...It is pacey because the children follow a similar format each day and easy for the teacher as there is very little preparation. (Dover's Green Primary School)

It's fun! The children enjoy it and ask to do it. We've seen significant improvement in children's ability to apply phonic knowledge to reading regular words and attempting more complete words. Independence with this has increased also. Teachers have seen improved reading ability (scores) compared to previous years. (Springfield Junior School)

Collins Big Cat Phonics author Kay Hiatt was recently featured in a TES article on Stoughton Infant school, Guildford, where her programme has been used since 2003. The number of pupils reaching Level 2 at age 7 has since increased from 89% to 95%. (TES, 24/3/06)

About the Author

Series Editor, Kay Hiatt has been an English Advisor, Headteacher, Ofsted Inspector, manager of the National Literacy Strategy and project leader of a PSA for Raising Standards in Literacy at Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. She is a consultant for the Basic Skills Agency and most recently a freelance Literacy consultant and author of many books and articles.

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Book Info

Format

Spiral bound
80 pages

Author

Kay Hiatt
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Publisher

Collins Educational an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Publication date

1st September 2006

ISBN

9780007233007


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