Read Write Inc

Read Write Inc. is a method of learning centered around letter sounds and phonics, and we use it here at St Michael’s to aid children in their phonics.

Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.

Using Read Write, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using Read Write to read the children will:

  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts.
  • learn to read words using Fred Talk.
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out.
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

When using Read Write to write the children will:

  • learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.
  •  learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk.
  • write simple sentences.
  • compose stories based on picture strips.
  •  compose a range of stories based on writing frames.

For more advice on phonics, visit the parent's website at www.oxfordowl.co.uk

You will find:

  • Top tips to help your child with their reading, from Ruth Miskin
  • Phonic pronunciation help
  • Fun activities to help embed their early learning

 

Read write Inc.

In order for you to help your child at home, below are listed the “red words that correspond to the colour text of the RWI series. Feel free to help your child learn the words of the colour books that they are on. Try and resist the temptation to forge ahead and learn too many as they also need to be able to recognise the words in context. Also the children need to be able to recall the red words rather than sound them out. This is because they tend to be non-phonetic spellings.

If you have any queries at all, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Ditties Red Words

I of my to
the no me

 

Green Books Red Words

the your said
you my

 

I he are
of no

 

Purple Books Red Words

the of to
I my

 

me go he
baby said

 

are you paint
your he

 

Pink Books Red Words

all my the
like I’ve want

 

you call we
be no her

 

are of me
said he she

 

to washing some
be there so

 

Orange Books Red Words

what they do
said you to

 

the me be
want my go
he no old
are we so

 

was be of
all she her

 

Yellow Books Red Words

one saw her
to go the

 

all was some
she be he

 

they watch watches
me said my

 

want you school
are of small

 

do by wall
there what no

 

so your who
tall call brother

 

I’m I’ve their
any fall were

 

Blue Books Red Words

any other two
one all her

 

there said could
they would want

 

their watch some
anyone over who

 

does school through
once here son

 

you’re her why
brother were humans

 

whole what was
small tall

 

Grey Books Red Words

should were there
call want come

 

one through many
could are other

 

was two who
you said your

 

what school mother
to they father

 

watch anyone whole
water great brother

 

above where here
someone another walk

 

what small any
here son would