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by | Jul 8, 2020

Book of the Month: Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary

The Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary is packed with words ordered by phonic sound to help young children learn how to spell.

Suitable for children aged 5–7.

At the start of primary school, your child will mainly be taught spelling using systematic synthetic phonics. Children are encouraged to break down words into individual sounds, and then to match those sounds to the letters of the alphabet. Grouping the words in the Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary by sound makes it easier for children to learn how to spell by helping them understand the English alphabetic code – for example, how words like ‘sun’ and ‘Cinderella’ both start with the /s/ sound.

Created with an expert phonics consultant, this new edition includes the full list of sounds and alternative spellings from the Alphabetic Code Chart. Its unique, clear layout, and colourful illustrations featuring familiar Oxford Reading Tree characters, make it fun and easy to use the Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary to support your child’s spelling and reading

Win the Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary!

We’ve got three copies of the new edition of the Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary to give away!

All of the words in the dictionary are ordered by their initial phonic sound. For your chance to win a copy, simply comment on the competition post on the Oxford Owl Facebook page with the phonic sound that your child’s name starts with (for example, /t/ for Tom, or /ai/ for Amy).

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UK residents only. Entry closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 26th July 2020.
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About the Dictionary

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Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary

Series created by Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta
Phonics consultant: Debbie Hepplewhite

Using the Oxford Reading Tree Floppy’s Phonics Sound and Letters Programme and synthetic phonics, the Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary helps children become proficient readers and spellers. With 4000 words, ordered by sounds and spellings and linked to the Alphabetic Code Chart, it makes preparing for the phonics screening check simple and fun.

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Video: How to pronounce pure sounds

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.

Video: How to blend sounds to read words

Suzy Ditchburn explains how letter sounds can be blended to read words, and gives tips on how to practise phonics with your child.

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