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Superphonics: Book 1 By Ruth Miskin

Superphonics: Book 1
by Ruth Miskin

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Teaches children to read using the phonics approach widely used in schools. This book introduces the alphabet, and the sound each letter makes at the beginning of a word.
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Superphonics: Book 1 Summary

Superphonics: Book 1 by Ruth Miskin

Letter-pictures (such as a dinosaur shaped like a letter d) help children make a connection between each letter and its sound. Parent and child follow three simple steps: hear the sound, read the letter, and write the letter. By the end of the book, children will be able to read all 26 letters, as well as the common initial sounds ch, th and sh. "Superphonics" offers swift progress because of its highly focused approach. With just 20 minutes' work a day, most children will complete Book 1 in about 4 weeks. It is illustrated in colour throughout by Kate Sheppard.

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Superphonics: Book 1 Reviews

A good scheme to recommend to parents who demand work in the holidays of for children who are struggling and would benefit from structured extra help. -- Society of Assistants Teaching in Preparatory Scho 20021001 It is the best. [...] Sound theory and Miskin's own successful practice underpin the approach. It is presented very accessibly, without being simplistic. -- TES, Sept 2000 The end result? My children are now up to the letter 'Y'. There is such a dramatic improvement in their recognition of both sounds and letter names that my only regret is that I didn't start using this book in the summer holidays as soon as I got it. It is very simple to follow. Even for a non-teacher. -- 'A grateful parent',, March 2001

About Ruth Miskin

Ruth Miskin is one of the UK's top authorities on phonics and the teaching of reading. She has 20 years' teaching experience and is currently head teacher at a London primary school, where children's reading ages are on average two years above their actual age. She was an adviser to the National Literacy Strategy, and she is involved in training teachers throughout the UK in the use of phonics.

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Superphonics: Book 1 by Ruth Miskin
Ruth Miskin
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.