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I'm surprised that no one ever mentions the UK Letters and Sounds phonics program (or should I say programme?) when discussing free phonics curricula.

 

There is an entire manual to cover two years of teaching, here https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationdetail/page1/DFES-00281-2007

 

Then on Sparklebox (http://www.sparklebox.co.uk), twinkl (http://www.twinkl.co.uk), and, appropriately enough, Letters and Sounds http://www.letters-and-sounds.com there are TONS of free printables, including spelling stuff, handwriting instruction (a D'Nealian-style font called Sasson Infant), etc.

 

There is the Mr. Thorne Does Phonics / Grammar series on YouTube (also available as an iPad app, though there you have to pay), and yes, Mr. Thorne has also done videos for US pronunciation.

 

One of our favorite cheap phonics iPad apps, PocketPhonics, follows the introduction of the phonograms exactly as this program does it. (Incidentally, the Jolly Phonics program is similar, though not free, but you can find free printables and videos to go along with that, too - YouTube is a phonics video treasure trove!)

 

Anywho, I just thought I'd throw these links out there for those looking for free resources. Combine these with some great free primers (Blend Phonics, Word Mastery, or the Flesch primer coming out via Readingbear.com), and even readers like Progressive Phonics, the first 52 Sam Books, and of course others available in the library, and I don't see why anyone needs to pay for a reading program. (Quoth the woman who owns about 8 - but then I'm researching for my own free online reading curriculum offerings. ;>)

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8462650.stm

 

Do you have to pronounce in a Britishway?

 

Do you mean the phonics programme or the word paedophile? :001_huh:

 

If it's the latter, it's "peed" rather than "ped"...

 

If you mean the phonics, I struggle with British programmes as our N Irish accent is very different from the typical English one in UK phonics programmes. US ones actually suit us better.

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I'm not sure how he'd profit from free printables, other than ad revenue. Still, the resources are created by teachers for teachers, and I don't know if I'd reject them solely on that basis. I'd have to think about it a bit further. Granted, I've already downloaded most of what I'm interested in, so it's a moot point.

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Do you mean the phonics programme or the word paedophile? :001_huh:

 

If it's the latter, it's "peed" rather than "ped"...

 

If you mean the phonics, I struggle with British programmes as our N Irish accent is very different from the typical English one in UK phonics programmes. US ones actually suit us better.

I mostly mean the "er" ending of some words!

 

I can't listen to Irish people talk for very long without thinking it's a fantastic accent. One of my beloved professors is Irish.

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I mostly mean the "er" ending of some words!

 

I can't listen to Irish people talk for very long without thinking it's a fantastic accent. One of my beloved professors is Irish.

 

:blush:Of course that's what you meant, I have some serious sleep deprivation going on since we were adopted by a cat.:lol:

 

:leaving:

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I'm surprised that no one ever mentions the UK Letters and Sounds phonics program (or should I say programme?) when discussing free phonics curricula.

 

There is an entire manual to cover two years of teaching, here https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationdetail/page1/DFES-00281-2007

 

Then on Sparklebox (http://www.sparklebox.co.uk), twinkl (http://www.twinkl.co.uk), and, appropriately enough, Letters and Sounds http://www.letters-and-sounds.com there are TONS of free printables, including spelling stuff, handwriting instruction (a D'Nealian-style font called Sasson Infant), etc.

 

There is the Mr. Thorne Does Phonics / Grammar series on YouTube (also available as an iPad app, though there you have to pay), and yes, Mr. Thorne has also done videos for US pronunciation.

 

One of our favorite cheap phonics iPad apps, PocketPhonics, follows the introduction of the phonograms exactly as this program does it. (Incidentally, the Jolly Phonics program is similar, though not free, but you can find free printables and videos to go along with that, too - YouTube is a phonics video treasure trove!)

 

Anywho, I just thought I'd throw these links out there for those looking for free resources. Combine these with some great free primers (Blend Phonics, Word Mastery, or the Flesch primer coming out via Readingbear.com), and even readers like Progressive Phonics, the first 52 Sam Books, and of course others available in the library, and I don't see why anyone needs to pay for a reading program. (Quoth the woman who owns about 8 - but then I'm researching for my own free online reading curriculum offerings. ;>)

 

Thank you so much for these. My biggest problems with starfall is the American phonics/pronunciation. :001_smile:

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