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Read Write Inc. Phonics: reading at home

If your child is being taught to read using Read Write Inc. Phonics at school, you’ll find these kits and flashcards invaluable in supporting their reading development at home.

Our reading and writing kits have been developed especially for parents who have not had formal training in using the Read Write Inc. programme. You can use them to systematically teach all of the common sounds in the English language, helping your child to recognise the sounds and then to ‘sound-blend’ them into words for reading. Children become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

What is Read Write Inc. Phonics?

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a literacy programme developed by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press. It is taught in over 5000 schools in the United Kingdom, making it the country’s most popular way for children to learn to read using phonics.

You’ll find more information about Read Write Inc. Phonics on our Read Write Inc. guide for parents page.

How children learn to read with Read Write Inc. at school

In the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme, children learn sounds and the letters that represent them, and how to form the letters. Then, they read books written using only the letters they have learnt (and a small number of separately taught ‘tricky words’). This gives children plenty of early success and builds up their reading confidence.

For more information about the order in which children learn the different sounds, and video support for parents, visit our Read Write Inc. guide for parents

 

Read Write Inc. Phonics kits and flashcards

My Reading and Writing Kit: Early sounds and blending

Read Write Inc. Phonics | Age 3–5

This comprehensive kit is packed full of resources to help your child learn to read and write. It is a perfect way to prepare your child for school and support them as they begin to learn phonics in Nursery and Reception. The pack includes:

  • Bedroom frieze featuring the first 30 sounds
  • Illustrated flashcards to help children learn and practise reading the first 30 sounds
  • Handwriting book for children to practise writing the letters
  • Wipe-clean sheet and pen to encourage your child to practise tracing the sounds again and again
  • Parent handbook with practical advice, support, and information about teaching phonics

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My Reading and Writing Kit: More sounds and blending

Read Write Inc. Phonics | Age 5–7

This kit will improve the ability of your developing reader by introducing first blending skills. It also provides handwriting practice to ensure your child can progress as a writer as they gain confidence in reading. This is the second kit in the series, but each kit can also be used on its own. The kit includes:

  • Two Blending Sounds books focussing on first blending skills as a first step in learning to read words
  • Five storybooks with introductions, for you to share with your child
  • Handwriting book encouraging children to practise writing simple words
  • Poster and sticker sheet for your child to keep and stick on their bedroom wall
  • Parent handbook with practical advice, support, and information on developing your child’s reading skills

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My Reading and Writing Kit: Becoming a reader

Read Write Inc. Phonics | Age 5–7

Support your child’s steps towards becoming an independent reader and writer with this kit, designed to help your child to read longer sentences and stories, and to practise writing a growing range of words. This is the third kit in the series, but each kit can also be used on its own. The kit includes:

  • Six storybooks with introductions, for you to share with your child
  • Phonics flashcards to help encourage your child to learn the next set of sounds that make up words
  • Handwriting book providing practice writing the words featured in the storybooks and flashcards
  • Parent handbook offering practical advice for supporting your child’s developing reading and writing skills

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Phonics Flashcards

Read Write Inc. Phonics | Age 3–5

These flashcards offer a fun way to introduce the letters and sounds that make up words, using the ‘Speed Sounds’. Perfect for practising all 31 Speeds Sounds, accompanying illustrations will help to place the sounds in context, making them easier for your child to remember them. With parent notes offering guidance, these cards are the ideal way to support your child’s first steps in learning to read.

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More Phonics Flashcards

Read Write Inc. Phonics | Age 3–5

Following on from Read Write Inc Phonics Set 1 Flashcards, these Read Write Inc. Phonics cards introduce the Set 2 and 3 Speed Sounds and corresponding graphemes (letters) with pictures and short phrases to help children remember the sound and to enable them to decode words easily so they are ready to read.

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Video: Inside the Read Write Inc. Phonics kits

Find out what’s inside the three Read Write Inc. Phonics My Reading and Writing Kits, designed to support your child’s learning at home.