Focus on SSP Green Level (Speech Sound Pics Approach)


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The Speech Sound Pics Approach - a focus on the Green Level (s,a,t,p,i,n)
Save to your laptop to open power point on your local computer, can be used on whiteboards. Includes RWI letter formation, Jolly Phonics songs. Shows resources including decodable readers, and links to enhance C2C curriculum teaching with SSP.

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Focus on SSP Green Level (Speech Sound Pics Approach)

  1. 1. The whole class starts on the Green Level - however Prep screening, andability noted during activities, will show which are likely to be movingfaster than others.Each child can be working at a different level. So you might start with awhole class activity, but then have separate activities for each level. TAswould be used to help move children from green as quickly as that child isable. They will see the skills children are struggling with, and cater for this(eg blending, phonemic awareness...)Folders are important as theyenable parents to support this explicitteaching at home, and enable anyonehelping in the classroom to help eachchild, with no prior knowledge of that child.
  2. 2. Order for Explicit Teaching of the Phonemes (Speech Sound Pics) within the SSP Approach RWI phonics flashcards used to teach and reinforce the sound pics – approx $12 per packChildren have their sound pics and sound pic words in SSP folders that can go homeeach night, with phonics readers. Order these cards from
  3. 3. Organisation• Children should know the level they are on. Anyone with a few minutes to spare can either ask the child to bring their folder, or you need 4 boxes in the classroom – Green, Purple, Yellow, Blue – to work with them. In each box have the appropriate sound pics, sound pic words (words created using only their sound pics) helpful words, sentences using only those helpful words and sound pics, readers that only have those sound pics, RWI cards for letter formation prompts and for blending practice after the Green Level. Having these boxes make Speedy SSP Sessions far easier. Just grab a box and find 4 or 5 children at the same level for a 10 – 15 minute Speedy SSP Session whenever possible!
  4. 4. Decodable readers help to scaffold learning If you order here please mark on the order form ‘referred by Read Australia’ and let me know This allows me to get some free books myself, to share.
  5. 5. SSP with C2C• Even though C2C asks you to teach the phonemes in a jumbled order (and doesn’t allow for differentiation) you can use the free whiteboard lessons, created to teach the mandated phonemes using the SSP Approach. This also means that you can easily see where these phonemes are located, within the SSP Levels, and take out the related RWI cards and readers.
  6. 6. Speech Sound Listening Time ! If the children are ready, give more complex words___ ____ ____ _____ ______ ______ to say, count the speech sounds and draw the lines eg - a pair of brown shoes _____ ____ ______ ___ ___ ___ ____ ____ _______ ____ ____ _____ ____ ___ ____ ____ _____
  7. 7. Counting ‘Sound Pics™’If one or more ‘sounds’when sitting together donot make a different soundthen this is not a ‘sound pic’.‘s’ is a sound pic ‘h’ is a sound pic ‘sh’ is a soundpict is a sound pic ‘r’ is a sound pic ‘’tr’ is NOT asound pic. ___ ____ _______ ____ 1 2 3 4
  8. 8. Point to a word, and ask the children to work out the sound pic for aspeech sound in that word. When ready, the children are just askedto find sound pics for certain speech sounds because they can work out the words themselves. Record on white boards. ‘Juice’ – find the ‘oooo’ sound pic (ui) ‘Super’ - find the ‘oooo’ sound pic (u) ‘Grain waves’ – can you find 2 sound pics for the ‘ay’ speech sound
  9. 9. If a child is really struggling to hear the speech sounds then show them pictures, or objects, using only green level speech sounds____ _____ _____ _____
  10. 10. And finally….close your eyes and visualise ! Teacher finishes off by asking the children to close their eyes and visualise a sound pic for ….(depends on level) She then holds up a sound pic for that speech sound. Is this what you could see? What else could it have looked like? (show cloud for that speech sound)So as children progress through they realise that the picture may be different….whichis half the fun ! So the teacher may ask them to close their eyes and visualise a sound picfor ‘sss’ (for example) and then ask them to think of ALL of the sound pics they can ‘see’ intheir minds. Keep your eyes closed and choose one – I wonder if it is the one I am holding!Open eyes- see the sound pic- quick look at all others.When ready, also ask then to visual a whole word- then show it to them
  11. 11. Readers for this level- SSP flap books, SPELD SA phonics books (you can download for free or order hard copies at a reasonable rate – see speedy . . __ . .Skills included;Listening for speech sounds, identifying if speech sounds are at thebeginning, middle or end of the word, linking with sound pics,identifying sound pics, blending sound pics into words, segmentingsound pics, forming sound pics (letters), writing ssp words, creatingsentences, intro to helpful words, intro to visualisation and articulation.
  12. 12. a
  13. 13. t
  14. 14. p
  15. 15. i
  16. 16. n
  17. 17. ssit RWI phrase- slither down the snake
  18. 18. aant RWI phrase - round the apple, up down the leaf
  19. 19. ttap RWI phrase- down the tower, across the tower
  20. 20. ppan RWI phrase- down his plait, up round his head
  21. 21. ipin RWI phrase- Down his body and dot for this head
  22. 22. nnap RWI phrase - down, Nobby, up over his net !
  23. 23. s a t sit ant tap p i npin tin nap
  24. 24. Speedy Green Decoding (Find them easy? Ask someone to time you!)sat pitSanta itin pitnip pin clock . . . ___sit anttan tinpan pantsStan nap
  25. 25. slide from Green level decoding practice power point Nat pants in the sand pit Green Level sound pics s a t p i n
  26. 26. Quickly write the word (or build using magnetic letters) Your teacher might ask youto do this on your own or with a friendDon’t forget- say the word- listen for the speech sounds- draw the lines- work out the sound pics _ _ _ (teachers gives the words)
  27. 27. the ant is in the sand pit.Pat was in the tin, the ant was in the it an ant or is it a pin, in the tin ?
  28. 28. Speedy Green Decoding (Find them easy? Ask someone to time you!)sat pitSanta itin pitnip pin clock . . . ___sit anttan tinpan pantsStan nap
  29. 29. SSP Songs showing all spelling variations (sound pics) for that speech sound (not just one letter)
  30. 30. I’mMad Sam Lily wants him to smell like roses instead  NO! Seven This isn’t your song..
  31. 31. NO! Seven a is a sound you’ll hear a lotThis isn’t yoursong.. but not in tin or pin or cot you’ll find it in the middle of a word like pat and also hat and mat and rat
  32. 32. I doubt that’s its a pterodactyl,but better not leave him on the window sill If you move in haste he might jump out, if he squashes Dad’s tomatoes he’s bound to SHOUT !NO! SevenThis isnt your song..
  33. 33. We’re happy hopping - hop, hop, hopWe’re happy hopping - hop, hop, hopWe’re happy hopping - hop, hop, hopGive us some music and we’ll never stop ! NO! Seven This isnt your song..
  34. 34. Is it a true or is it a myth ? Depends on who I am sitting with...Mum says ‘enough’ – don’t be silly son!But Grandma Flo she wants some fun  Yes, yes, it’s a dragon and he is flying !! NO! Seven This isnt your song..
  35. 35. Nick is a gnat who’s keeps saying NO ! Why he does, I just don’t know Perhaps he’s feeling grumpy, as his nose is runny Getting the flu just isn’t funny. Poor Nick thinks he has pneumoniaNO! SevenThis isnt your song..
  36. 36. RWI characters shown in SSP readingmaterial as used for letter formation.
  37. 37. Children need to practice forming the 26 letters of the alphabet in Prep regardless of level– please use the phrase and character cards daily as this helps develop symbol imagery etc You may practice a – f on Monday, g – l on Tuesday etc.You can call them by their name if you wish- talking about the fact that these have a name -however stressing that this is just a label. What matters most , to shape reading and spelling brain, is the speech sound to sound pic link.