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TPT - I Can Read Without You (ICRWY) - Braintree Forest
The Speech Sound Pics (SSP) Approach from Miss Emma

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In 2000, the National Reading Panel issued a report summarizing the research and evidence on thebest ways to teach children how to read. They found the best approach to teaching reading includes:

  1. Explicit instruction to teach phonemic awareness

  2. Systematic phonics instruction

  3. Methods to improve reading fluency

  4. Teaching vocabulary and comprehension strategies

Your child will receive all 4 of these elements, when using the I Can Read Without You (ICRWY) Project lessons and resources, and have fun!

Get the SSP I Can Read Without You app from the App store or Google Play and start today!

I Can Read Without You (ICRWY) Project
The limitations of phonics programs

The limitations of traditional phonics programs are known, as shown left, however these types of programs are strongly promoted. In the UK funding is allocated to schools to purchase and use commercial  'synthetic' programs

Miss Emma provides scaffolded, systematic, DIFFERENTIATED instruction, exploring the WHOLE CODE. These limitations are overcome. Children learn what they need, when they need it - soon reaching the 'self-teaching' phase (Share 1995)
They move from 'decodable texts' to reading 'authentic texts' with comprehension, using appropriate and effective strategies.   

‘the self-teaching idea rejects the intuitively appealing notion that identities of most new printed words can be directly taught, by teachers, parents or peers, or can be guessed on the basis of contextual information. Only decoding seems to offer a sufficiently reliable means for identifying novel letter strings (owing to the fundamental alphabetic nature of the written code) thereby providing the opportunities for (incidental learning) of the visual form (spellings) of these items.’ (Share 1995)

HOW to do this effectively has been a difficult task - as demonstrated by poor literacy results around the world. 
For example, after 10 years of UK gov mandated synthetic phonics instruction and phonics testing, 27% of UK children are not leaving primary school able to read to the expected level.
A landmark study from the UCL’s Institute of Education outlines why synthetic phonics is failing so many UK children and suggests that 'teaching reading in England may have been less successful since the adoption of the synthetic phonics approach rather than more'. 

Use the SSP I Can Read Without You (ICRWY) Project app and help us to quickly change that ! 95 percent of all children can be taught to read by the end of first grade, with future achievement constrained only by students’ reasoning and listening comprehension abilities. Miss Emma x


One, Two, Three and Away! The Village With Three Corners
Pre-Schoolers working at the SSP Purple Level are also loving pre-reader 'Big and Little'

Children explore ALL words by mapping the phonemes to graphemes using Speech Sound Pictographs as alternatives to phonetic symbols
They link directly to the speech sound, so less cognitive load than pictures such as a snake, where the child is to understand the s represents the /s/ first sound in spoken language and has nothing to do with the shape of a snake or that it hisses (and that the s represents the sound /s/ in that word - but not in the words is or sugar etc) If shown an apple on the letter 'a' they aren't confused when they see the word 'any' as the Speech Sound Pictographs take them directly to the correct speech sound. 


ICRWY hard copy and digital resources, to support ICRWY app lessons.

Code Mapped and Monster Mapped text is at the bottom of 'transition' readers, incase needed as a reference
(unfamiliar mapping)

The 4 Code Levels are covered very quickly, using 'spaced repetition'. Less teaching, more learning!

Parent or tutor ICRWY 'Code in a Box' kit has everything needed, to teach a child to read and spell - use with the SSP I Can Read Without You (ICRWY) Project Lessons app, and the SSP Spelling Piano app. You can also get various digital downloads in the TPT shop as an extra boost!  

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My child has SpLD - is this approach suitable?
Miss Emma has a Masters Degree in Special Educational Needs and is completing a doctorate with a focus on inclusive education - teaching reading and spelling in ways that meet the individual needs of ALL learners, regardless of their learning differences. So...yes! 

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Miss Emma, The Reading Whisperer