The Oxford Phonics Spelling Dictionary is an easy home and school reference tool. It supports the teaching of reading and spelling through synthetic phonics. Supported by the Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters Programme, it follows the Alphabetic Code Chart showing the sounds and alternative spellings that children will need to learn to become proficient readers and spellers. The words are ordered by initial sound and there are subsections to show how the same
sounds appear in the middle or at the end of a word. The long vowel sounds and their alternative spellings appear in a separate section within the dictionary.
This unique dictionary makes it easy to explain how 'sun' and 'Cinderella' both start with the 's' sound and how 'dance' has the same 's' sound at the end, while 'egg' and 'eat' start with the same letter but different sounds. With colourful illustrations by Alex Brychta and the familiar Oxford Reading Tree characters, this is a fun way to prepare for the phonics screening check.
There is additional phonics support material and audio on the Oxford Owl website, http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk. For more downloadable word games, puzzles, and activities go online to www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools.
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Roderick Hunt MBE and Alex Brychta are the creators, author and illustrator of the much-loved Oxford Reading Tree series. They have worked together for 25 years creating and developing a winning formula that is universally known in more than 120 countries. Roderick Hunt writes all his stories to make sure something interesting happens in every one, no matteMore about Roderick Hunt
Specialising as an independent synthetic phonics teacher and trainer, Debbie is an experienced primary school teacher and ex-Headteacher. She is an advisor for the UK Reading Reform Foundation and has been key to the development of the UK Government's promotion of synthetic phonics teaching. Author and illustrator team, Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta, are twMore about Debbie Hepplewhite
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Susan Rennie has worked on many dictionaries for both children and adults, including the Oxford Primary Dictionary, Oxford Primary Thesaurus , the Oxford English Thesaurus for Schools and the New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. She also writes books in Scots for children, and has translate