I Can Read Without You
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Foundation of Phonic Knowledge - ICRWY Project
I Can Read Without You - ICRWY Books

The ICRWY lesson readers are being added to the lessons app, so all in one place.  

The new Braintree Forest Phonics books and activities are also being added to TPT - download and print!  

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In order to consolidate grapheme recognition and blending skills 'Code Level' readers are grouped into the 4 Code Levels. All Phonics Code Level readers show the target GPCs and High-Frequency Words at the beginning of the book. 
The purpose of these texts is to work on decoding fluency. They are a means to an end and used only as long as is needed for each child - some move through Phase 2 really quickly!

In order to ensure that the segmentation of words is clear, Miss Emma's 'Code Mapping' software is used, to visually segment each word to isolate graphemes. Students then use the non-Code Mapped readers. 

At a certain point (see lessons app) students can start on 'transition readers' alongside the remaining Code Level readers as they have the phonics skills AND PHONEMIC AWARENESS to do so. This moves learners, whether neurotypical or neurodiverse (eg dyslexic) more easily into the 'self-teaching' phase.  This 'self-teaching' phase (Phase 3) is important because there are less than 100 GPCs taught within the 4 Code levels in Phase 2, and yet over 350 used to read and write in English.
READING a wide range of texts and with greater stamina (independently) facilitates this - and so this scaffolded, sequential and logical process of using Code Level and then Transition Readers is vital. 
Note that ALL words are orthographically mapped - this unique technique and software is called Code Mapping.   

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As seen in the ICRWY Lessons app the students start these 'transition readers' when they have a solid foundation in phonics; they are confidently blending the GPCs shown in the Code Levels above, and also around 300+ CODED MAPPED high frequency words (commonly used words traditionally taught by 'sight'). At this point of their learning journey they can focus on reading texts that more authentically align with the texts they will need to read and write in KS1 (Reception and Year 1) However they are not trying to guess at words from pictures, or memorise them as whole words. These transition readers are Code Mapped to evoke discussions about the phoneme to grapheme correspondences that are new. The lessons enable them to hear those speech sounds while looking at the segmentation - which aligns with the written code (even if not the student's spoken code - dialect, accent differences etc)
It is important to 'transition' students from 'decodable readers' in this way, so that they can actually read authentic texts without conscious thought, as now 'self-teaching' (Share, 1994)

This is unique to the Speech Sound Pics (SSP) Approach - and a major strength within  Braintree Forest Phonics; embracing the science of reading, the science of spelling, the science of learning, the science of teaching...differentiating for each student, and embracing the Neurodiverse Classroom.  


The Village with Three Corners and the Griffin Pirate Series are all being Code Mapped as transition readers. This is also a great way to reinforce those 300 or so high frequency words that make up around 65% of the words children in KS1 will need to read and write. 
There are around 350+ GPCs and less than 100 are checked in the PSC. In order to read authentic texts a lot of children will need to go through these transition readers first, especially those who are not neurotypcial learners. 


Pirate - IPA - prɪt
Which phoneme does the letter a represent here?
Explored in lessons app.

Please use the ICRWY Lessons app with the SSP Spelling Piano app.

All hard copy resources are in the Home (for 1 child) Group (for 5) and Whole Class (for 25) 'Code in a Box' Teaching Kits.

Download Braintree Forest Learning 'Code Level' readers and activities from TPT.

I Can Read Without You (ICRWY) Project app