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Rigby Star Phonics & Fast Phonics First
Rigby Star Phonics is an exciting series of fiction and non-fiction phonically decodable readers designed to enable children to apply their phonics skills to reading, spelling, fluency and comprehension.
Rigby Star Phonics follows the order of phoneme introduction as recommended by UK's Primary National Strategy's Letters and Sounds. We begin at Set 1 and continue through to Set 27.
Sets 6-11 introduces consonant digraphs (phonemes represented by two letters, such as "ch" and "sh") and moves through to more challenging long vowel digraphs and trigraphs (for example, "ee" and "air"). By the end of Phase 3 children have learnt approximately 44 phonemes and their common spelling patterns. This body of knowledge is often referred to as the "simple code"
Excerpt: Giant George and the Robin
Excerpt: Sid Did It!
Excerpt: Sid Snaps
Excerpt: The Fox and Ducks
Rigby Star Phonics is a series of fiction and non-fiction phonically decodable readers, which will help children apply and consolidate their phonics skills and guarantee to put fun into phonics!
Rigby Star Phonics brings you a series of motivating and rewarding readers which have been written to match the order of phoneme introduction in both Rigby Star's phonics teaching programme, Fast Phonics First, and the Primary National Strategy's Letters and Sounds. The series begins after just 8 phonemes have been taught, providing children with real texts to read and enjoy at the earliest possible point. Each reader is visually appealing, with photographs and modern artwork that add to the depth and richness of the text. The text itself is meaningful, lively and informative.
- 67 Rigby Star Phonics books (Sets 1 - 27)
- 1 Programme Handbook (Provides an overview of the programme structure and clear definations of terminologies)
Optional Software: Fast Phonics First which includes
- 2 Teaching Guides - Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1 (Provides value in-depth lesson plans &photocopiable worksheets)
- 1 CD-ROM : Fast Phonics First Software (Windows compatible) [Teaching guide covers how to utilise the software to teach]
Fast Phonics First uses synthetic phonics to teach reading and spelling, and covers all the word recognition content for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 recommended in the Primary Framework. It is the product of 7 years' research in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, which achieved remarkable gains in reading skills among those children who followed the programme.
Fast Phonics First unites the proven pedagogy of the original programme with the most engaging and motivating delivery methods, enlivening the teaching of phonics with a combination of aural, visual and kinaesthetic approaches.
Fast Phonics First CD-ROM :
- interactive lessons with all the resources you need at the touch of a button
- interactive games for independent work
- printable photocopy masters for guided independent work
- printable versions of all the resources, including assessment materials
- guidance on software use and programme delivery
PC Compatible: Minimum Windows XP / Vista
2 Teaching Guides (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1)
"This [Rigby Star Fast Phonics First Reception: Years 1 and 2 CD-ROM] is a brilliant resource for delivering the new phonics programme. I would recommend the investment and hope that the next resource available will be the books on CD for use with a whiteboard."
"We have recently bought [the Rigby Star Phonics Guided Readers Easy Buy Pack, Framework Edition] and found the books very charming, value for money and interesting. The children have loved them."
"Best results ever achieved — never seen before in 30 years of teaching. One child writing own story aged 4. Writing and spelling amazing. I would normally have expected such work at Primary 3 stage. Children were also motivated."
"Synthetic phonics (Fast Phonics First)has provided staff development opportunities alongside curricular development and has empowered both teachers and pupils."
We all love Fast Phonics First! The alphabet song can be heard across the school every morning and the children find the characters loveable and fun! They are so motivated by the beautiful animated games and by the structure of the lessons. It is interactive and multi-sensory - involving all types of learner....l we are definitely buying it for our school. Parents have commented on their children's motivation and we have noticed a really increased success rate with their learning. Long may it continue!