Free Resources

Important Resources and Links (click titles to view)

Summary of main features of phonics, reading and spelling/writing instruction

‘In a Nutshell…’ a brief overview of the Phonics International Alphabetic Code and Teaching Principles

Setting-up, and use of, the essential ‘Phonics Folder’ for every learner

Model of the three phonics core skills and their sub-skills

Three Posters for Phonics Routines – Reading, Spelling, Handwriting
Guidance for Phonics Routines

Poster for Teaching Incidental Phonics for Reading

Poster for supporting spelling in the wider curriculum

The ‘Simple View of Reading Model’ and ‘The Simple View of Writing Model’
(for training, pupil profiles, planning and monitoring)

Debbie Hepplewhite’s Two-Stage Teaching Model illustrates how phonics teaching fits with the wider curriculum
(compatible with the Simple View of Reading Model).

Debbie Hepplewhite’s suggestions for effective and supportive phonics provision and practice
(may be useful as an audit or check list)

Reflecting on the ‘Teaching and Learning Cycle’

Suggestions for the implementation of Phonics International in whole classes when the programme is new to a school –
for teachers of learners who are not beginners

Debbie’s ‘Pronunciation Guide for English’ does not include all the sounds in speech – but it gives a flavour of the complexities faced by people learning to read in the English language – and why teachers need to be very knowledgeable regarding how best to teach the alphabetic code and the phonics skills

High Frequency and Tricky Word Posters

Useful high frequency and tricky words MINI POSTERS (PDF)

Here are a selection of posters (A4 size) for your main phonics reading, spelling and writing DISPLAY WALL. These are taken from a specific strand of over 200 systematic WORD BANK posters already provided throughout the 12 units of the Phonics International programme entitled MINI POSTERS. Whilst this selection of over 40 posters is offered freely, please consider the value for money and the level of support offered by access to the full systematic Phonics International programme! These posters can be used with any synthetic phonics programme. Note that the Phonics International programme can be used to supplement or complement any synthetic phonics programme.

High Frequency and tricky word SPELLING POSTERS (PDF)

Here are 15 posters (A4 size) focusing on the spelling of a selection of high frequency (common) words. These posters are newly designed (May 2012) and they are additional to the existing Phonics International programme’s bank of resources. The font on these posters is the new ‘Debbie Hepplewhite’s print font’. Of course these posters can be used with any synthetic phonics programme.

More tricky words’ posters (PDF)