Reading and spelling info session for parentsBrief overview of the Speech Sound Pics™ (SSP Phonics) Approach !
Terminology……keeping it simpleWords are made up of speech sounds ck These speech sounds can be represented on paper using ‘speech sound pics’ ie pictures of speech sounds
Say the word (grass) Listen for the speech sounds ____ _____ _____ _____ 1 2 3 4 Imagine you are taking a picture of each of the 4 speech sounds with your speech sound camera – what might each one look like? Which sound pic shall we choose?The children imagine they are taking pictures of the 4 speech sounds, and choosesound pics (representations) When you talk about letters these are simply lettersof the alphabet – and also have their own name. So, yes, this is an ‘es’ but what speechsound is it a picture of? It’s one (there are 8 or 9) of the pictures for the speech sound ‘ssss’
Amazing spelling skills start with SPEECH, and hearing the smaller parts in words. Spelling starts from speech, not print. We created the written word to record our spoken words, not the other way around.Words are spelt using sound pics™ – representations of the smaller parts of our words –so children MUST be taught them all. All can be seen within the Speech Sound Clouds.
SSP Phonics Spelling- say the word- listen for the speech sounds andwork out how many there are- draw the lines andnumbers _ _ _ 1 2 3- work out thesound pics a n t
Demonstration of the SSP Approach to Spelling within Prep(Video attached)
The SSP Spelling Process Shown Visually (i-e – blue level sound pic- sound pic sandwich)
How to count sound pics for spelling (95% of the time)
We use resources to help children discover the code more easilyd o l __ i n ph. .. ..f i __ sh ..
Students discover the codethemselves (these were Prep discoveries)
Pronunciation of theSpeech Sound Pics™There is a power point presentation onslideshare.net/readingwhisperer that goesthrough the Speech Sound Clouds and gives thespeech sound for each. The children hear thespeech sound as they click on the star.The most commonly used ones are shown, butALL sound pics used for this speech sound arealso shown using the Speech Sound Clouds.
How can parents help? Help your child hear the smaller parts in words(speech sounds) and work out how many there are. c / owHelp them see the speechsound pics within words
You can do this in the car, walking…. Anywhere !There are no letters involved – just listening.. Say the word How many speech sounds can you hear? What are they?Children who can do this will find reading, and especially spelling, far easierWe teach them this if they do not find this easy. YOU can help at home!
You will need to learn to speak in speech sounds! Visit the RTT site for videos and resources Puppets with mouths – showing the speech sounds
To develop exceptional spelling (encoding) skills we need to start from SPEECH. If children cannot hear the smaller parts in words (phonemic awareness) they will not be able to develop these skills. They need to SEE words as made up ofspeech sound pics (pictures of the speech sounds, not letters)At all times, from term 1 of Prep, those using SSP try to see sound pics in words, and encourage children to do the same. This really helps toshape their reading AND spelling brains and prevent difficulties. It alsoallows teachers to see where there are gaps in PA and code knowledge. Use every opportunity to do this ! Questions? Emma@ReadAustralia.com
P-2 ? Find your own member of the Speech Sound Family !
Our first focus group (green) s is one of the pictures for the speech sound ssss. This is the first the children will learn, as there are 8 picturesSo even though these are the first sound pics we teach, it is important that we helpchildren hear the speech sounds they represent.Eg ‘Can you hear the ‘ssss’ speech sound in the word ‘rice’?’ .. ’is it at thebeginning, middle or end?
Collect things! When you say the word you can hear the speech sound/s (beginning, middle or end)
Students will quickly be decoding books using these sound pics !
Home readers will be books the children can read
Children go through the levelled readers at their own pace
Slideshare.net/readingwhisperer Download free decoding (reading) and encoding (spelling) material that follows the order your child will learn the phonemes (speech sound pics) as well as folder content resources at slideshare
Eg slide from Green level decoding practice power pointNat pants in the sand pit Green Level sound pics s a t p i n
‘Sharing books’ are those you read to yourchild. Please point to the print as you read. Try to find sound pics !
Build words using magnetic letters or make sound pic cards in P-2. This reader can be downloaded from the web site and printed, or read as a PDF
Children can look for sound pics, attheir level. Watch Prep students do this on the youtube channel
Within the SSP Levels children are taught all of the most commonly used ‘speech sound pics’but also discover the codethemselves.This is easier for us ifwe start with what weknow…. how to speak !
All students need to know these sound pics, and how to use them within reading and spelling activities We will check which readingand spelling skills current students need practice with, and plan accordingly
P – 2 will have home folders They will have their sound pics, words created using thesesound pics, tricky words and also readers created using their sound pics
The Speech Sound Family love you reading to them! If you speak in speech sounds they can understand you, as most only speak in speech sounds. This is why they love it when you say the sound pics before you blend them into the word.Please use puppets to show how wordsare created using smaller parts.
Ikea has some great puppets at the moment withmouths you can open and close with yourfingers. You need to be able to open and closethe mouth to show the individual speech sounds.These are especially important for children whohave poor phonemic awareness.They are about $5
Knowing how to spell‘butterfly’ , or read theword is not enough.Children need to learn,and work out, WHYwords are created inthis way (ie the parts/speech sound pics.)This will help themdevelop the skills neededto spell and read eventhe most difficult ofwords, including thosethey have never heard of.SSP is not used to helpchildren read and spell,but to become readersand writers.To shape reading andspelling brains for ALLchildren.
If they can’t decode at least 85% of the book it isn’t a ‘reader, so you share it withthem for enjoyment. Their ‘reader’ is a book they can read, not have to guess at.
Working together…Parents and GrandparentsTAsOlder studentsChildren helpingchildren within classrooms…
• Check 1 Speech Sound Identification – student says what s/he sees and tells you the sound you ask for – beginning, middle or end. Also ask themUse pics showing words used in to count how many speech sounds they canthat level- created using their hear.sound pics – eg within Greenuse Pat, ant, sit, tap etc Check 2 Sound pic identification - student asked to point to the ‘pic of X speech sound and also asked to identify the speech sound when teacher points to sound pic Check 3 Student asked to point to the sound pics that make a word (eg ant if green level) – see if they order correctly. Teacher points to sound pics in order to create a word and students identifies whole word.
Check 4 Student shown sound pic words for that level and askedto identify, and put into a sentence. Shown tricky words and asked to identify.Check 5 Student asked to write words, from within that level, afterbeing given the word verbally. Check letter formation within this check. Student reads assessment sentences, no picture clues,Check 6 based on their level Eg (Green Level) Pat sat in a pan in the sand pit. 1 verbal question about the text, and one to encourage an opinion eg Who sat in the sand pit? Why do you think he was doing that? 1 verbal question about the text, with written answer. eg where was he sitting? When students have moved past Green, and are able to also read questions please change 1 verbal question about the text, with written answer, to 1 written question, with written answer.
Ask children to manipulate sound pics eg if I say‘lim’ without the ‘l’ what would I say?Read assessment texts, ask child to identifysound pics for a specific speech sound(see video example here)
Reading Whisperer ® Classroom lessons (see Video Folder – Classroom Lessons – or ReadingTeacherTraining.com)These are shorter than home lessons and last around8 – 12 minutes. Watch in the classroom with allchildren, in small groups if they need morepractice, or on a 1:1 basis. Speech Sound Pic DetectiveAll cover the skills and concepts needed at each level (asseen as you scroll through the levels) They are helpful forterminology, in particular ie how to introduce conceptsThere is a lesson for each sound pic focus in every level ieapprox. 70 lessons, with a lesson per Speech Sound Cloudcoming soon (including special ending cloud lessons)
Free online lessons available for home/ classroom ReadingTeacherTraining.com
SSP Phonics LevelsThis is the order your child will be taught thealphabetic code (speech sound pics).This systematic approach builds confidence forevery child.This approach also helps us all see how eachchild is progressing, and enables children tomore easily work at their own pace.
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 ReadingTeacherTraining.com/readers.htm 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 words, creatingsentences, discussing meaning.
Readers for this level- SSP flap books, SPELD SA phonics books (you can download for free or order hard copies at a reasonable rate – Dandelion Launchers – see ReadingTeacherTraining.com/readers.htmSkills included;Listening for speech sounds, identifying if speech sounds are at the beginning, middleor end of the word, linking with sound pics, identifying sound pics, blending sound pics intowords, segmenting sound pics, forming sound pics (letters), writing words,creating sentences, discussing meaning, thinking about sentence structure before writing,rhyming.Introduced to concepts that speech sounds can be represented by more than one sound pic(eg c/k/ck) that sound pics can be made up of more than one letter (eg ck, ff, ll) , that somesound pics can represent more than one speech sound ( eg c and g) and that when 2 of thesame letter are next to each other this represents the same speech sound (ss, ll)
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Continue with Dandelion readersSkills included;Listening for speech sounds, identifying if speech sounds are at the beginning, middleor end of the word, linking with sound pics, identifying sound pics, blending sound picsinto words, segmenting sound pics, forming sound pics (letters), writing words,creating sentences, discussing meaning, thinking about sentence structure beforewriting, using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops, rhyming, clapping rhythms,working out which speech sound the sound pic represents, by blending the word formeaning (oo/ th/ eigh) . New concepts – when some sound pics sit together they create a brand new sound pic(sh/ch/th/ng) – and can again represent more than one speech sound (th/ oo) - q isalways sitting with u in a word
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By now children should have all of the foundational skills required to decode (read) andencode (spell) and you are able to help children with fluency, vocab and comprehension.Please have a 15 minute reading time every day, with a range of books for the children tochoose. They can read to themselves, to a friend, in groups, to an adult etc.Readers will be following the order, eg Dandelion – and I will upload as many free readersas possible this year, so that children can practice these skills in meaningful ways.New conceptsA speech sound can be split, in print, by sound pics – eg ate has 2 speech sounds a-e/t(t is last speech sound) however in print the speech sound a-e (ay) sandwiches this soundpic. (next slide illustrates- you do not need to watch this with the children, but can ifhelpful) Some sound pics can be made up of sound pics that dont seem to fit ! (eg ph, wh ) – the King wants it this way so we just remember themWords learnt as ‘tricky words’ are now either ‘tricky yes, yes’ (decodable) or ‘tricky no, no’(difficult to decode and easier to memorise eg one / two / was )Some words may sound the same, but are spelt with different sound pics. (hear, here etc)
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blue level ‘sound pic sandwiches’ Say the word and listen to the last speech sound. The Speech Sound Pic Sandwich Maker jumps the last sound from the end, into the sandwich! a-e e-e i-e cake athlete bike o-e u-e coke flute which of these sound pic sandwiches can you see?
Watch Preps going through all levels with the Fantastic Mrs F (this happens once a week when all levels covered as takes a white!)
Then the children systematically go througheach speech sound to cover any sound pics missed within levels
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