Snappy Sounds – A systematic, synthetic phonics program for Foundation and Year 1
Snappy Sounds is a systematic, synthetic phonics series, built by world class educators, authors and speech pathologists. It has been designed to make teaching phonics as simple and as speedy as possible for you and your class. Children will enjoy reading because the resources build confidence quickly. Snappy Sounds addresses your phonics needs with a straightforward kit of components designed to have you and your students decoding.
Snappy Sounds supports you to deliver your phonics teaching effectively through:
An explicit and snappy teaching routine that reduces preparation time
A mastery teaching sequence that dedicates a quarter of lessons to consolidation & catch up, so you can set the right pace for your students
Engaging and modern decodable books that allow students to apply and practise their learning from the beginning
An assessment check that reveals exactly where students need further support
Online Teachers resource
Professional development videos available online.
Fully decodable books – Snappy Sounds are 100% decodable quality texts. Each book practices sounds and letters taught during the week, and they don’t use “content words”. This means students have the knowledge and skills to read every book they are given. This builds up confidence in reading and helps develop a love of reading from an early age
The Snappy Sounds decodable readers include:
Systematic introduction and revision of the letter-sounds correspondences, matching the series’ teaching sequence
A wide variety of books including fiction and non-fiction text types, designed to engage all students’ tastes
Guided reading notes including before and after reading activities. These activities provide robust practise of decodable and high frequency words, as well as comprehension and vocabulary checks, and fluency activities.
Consolidation and revision books, allowing all students to practise what they have learned to date, whilst providing you with time to support students who have not yet mastered the letters and sounds in that level.