My Reading and Writing Kit: Becoming a reader has been specially created to support your child's steps towards becoming an independent reader and writer. Based on Ruth Miskin's trusted and successful Read Write Inc. synthetic phonics programme, it helps your child to read longer sentences andstories and practise writing a growing range of words. This kit develops confidence in learning further sounds and essential handwriting skills, helping your child to progress with phonics at school. 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 to share with your child * Phonics flashcards to help encourage children 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. Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK's primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Reading Perspectives and Practices focuses on the experiences of reading from a young age to maturity and the different ways reading is encountered: in other words, the processes involved as well as the outcomes. The international group of experts, within both teaching and academia, focuses on reading in school: how is it taught? What is taught? How is it assessed? Controversial issues are explored: the acquisition of phonics; teaching the canon, including or ignoring digital texts; the advent of standards-based tests. The contributions also consider people's biographies of reading, their memories of reading in school and their current views on literature. Together, this well-edited volume provides a more complete view of reading than is currently on offer, exploring all aspects of what it means to be literate and how we define being literate.