Read Write Inc.

When the children begin in school in Reception, they start to read and write with Read Write Inc. phonics.  Read Write Inc. phonics (also known as Ruth Miskin Literacy) is a phonic programme that gets children reading and writing quickly. The programme includes teaching children to:

  • Understand phoneme-grapheme correspondence for reading and spelling. This is taught quickly and effectively using mnemonic associations.
  • Read single and multi-syllabic words containing specific phoneme/grapheme correspondences.
  • Children use phoneme-blending (or ‘synthesising’) for word-reading, progressing from the simplest level to more complex levels.
  • Read phonetically irregular words. Children are taught to read the small number of words that that do not follow a regular phonic pattern.
  • Read texts containing carefully controlled phonic and irregular vocabulary. These are very lively texts that are written to include a range of fiction and non-fiction genres. They have been specially written to help children practise reading words containing a controlled and cumulative phonic vocabulary. Once children can ‘decode’ the text, they are then helped to re-tell, summarise, read with appropriate intonation and discuss key questions about the text.
  • Spell words containing a gradual build-up of phoneme-grapheme correspondences. Children learn to spell a controlled and cumulative phonic vocabulary using a simple system that has proved highly successful. They are also taught to spell the small number of irregular words.
  • Develop a wide range of vocabulary for writing. Although the texts are phonically regular, a wide range of vocabulary is introduced to broaden children’s spoken and written vocabulary.