I've added this message because of the question regarding access to the full Phonics International programme plus the Early Years Starter Package which is provided as part of the course. A few trainees have asked this same question.
On the page of every Moduleâ€™s audio-videos, you will find a button stating â€˜Downloads and linksâ€™.Dear Debbie,
I've just completed the Phonics International Training course online and simply loved it! In it I have found many of the answers to the queries I had about Phonics.
According to the information on the Homepage, this course includes a free 12-month licence to the Phonics International online programme and the EYSP. How can I access it? Best regards
When you click on this button, you go to additional resources and at, or near the top of this â€˜Downloads and linksâ€™ page, you will find the instructions for â€˜FREE access to Phonics International and the Early Years Starter Pack resourcesâ€™.
Phonics International can be used as a complete, stand-alone systematic phonics programme (plus incidental use to make it the 'two-pronged systematic and incidental phonics approach') or it can be used to complement/supplement other phonics programmes. It is important that trainees of the Phonics Training Online course do access the full resources even if this is to review the programme to see how it compares with the content of other programmes and phonics provision.
One of the most important aims of Phonics Training Online is to equip teachers (or others) to be able to evaluate and compare phonics programmes and provision. By knowing what Phonics International and the Oxford Reading Tree Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters programmes provide, this supports that capacity to evaluate and compare.
Part of that evaluation is about the 'the maths of the phonics' involving quantifying the content and quality of phonics provision, per pupil, to appreciate the experience and level of practice for every pupil. This is key.
Phonics provision needs to be content-rich and provide sufficient practice and application from code to word to sentence and text level material for every single pupil. In truth, much provision that I have observed in schools is impoverished in a range of ways - and we explore this fact in Phonics Training Online.