Superphonics: Bk.1

Superphonics: Bk.1

by KateSheppard (Illustrator), RuthMiskin (Author)


Letter-pictures (such as a dinosaur shaped like a letter d) help children make a connection between each letter and its sound. Parent and child need to follow three simple steps: Hear the sound, Read the letter, Write the letter. By the end of the book, children will be able to read all 26 letters, as well as the common initial sounds ch, th and sh. "Superphonics" offers swift progress because of its highly focused approach. With just 20 minutes' work a day, most children will complete Book 1 in about 4 weeks. It is illustrated in colour throughout by Kate Sheppard.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 64
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Published: 20 Jul 2000

ISBN 10: 0340787686
ISBN 13: 9780340787687

Media Reviews
It is the best. [...] Sound theory and Miskin's own successful practice underpin the approach. It is presented very accessibly, without being simplistic. -- TES, Sept 2000 The end result? My children are now up to the letter 'Y'. There is such a dramatic improvement in their recognition of both sounds and letter names that my only regret is that I didn't start using this book in the summer holidays as soon as I got it. It is very simple to follow. Even for a non-teacher. -- 'A grateful parent',, March 2001
Author Bio
Ruth Miskin is one of the UK's top authorities on phonics and the teaching of reading. She has 20 years' teaching experience and is currently head teacher at a London primary school, where children's reading ages are on average two years above their actual age. She was an adviser to the National Literacy Strategy, and she is involved in training teachers throughout the UK in the use of phonics.