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Book band staging?

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YellowFish32 Thu 09-Nov-17 10:20:47

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Ginmummy1 Thu 09-Nov-17 10:31:03

Judging from similar threads, it’s not unlikely that the resources are limited, and also that the teacher is allowing mixed methods rather than sending out books that only contain the phonics learned so far.

You could either persevere with the school books (but help him to decode the harder words, explaining any new phonics that are encountered), or supply him with easier books yourself. It depends how confident he seems to be with the basic decoding he’s learned at school, and whether he will be daunted by so much new material.

The 90/10 rule is based on the old look and say method. With phonics, they should be able to decode all of the words in the book, and the challenge is to increase speed/fluency and work on comprehension.

How frustrating for you!

YellowFish32 Thu 09-Nov-17 10:38:19

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irvineoneohone Thu 09-Nov-17 10:57:55

I think you need to teach him phonics along the way to deal with those books, or get decodable books to match his current knowledge yourself.

There are many past phonics related threads, and they do have a link to get those decodable books.
I would recommend reading posts by mrz, Feenie, MasieD, Rafa, on those threads, they seems to be the experts on phonics.

YellowFish32 Thu 09-Nov-17 15:47:04

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Norestformrz Thu 09-Nov-17 18:35:35

“*^ and have chosen to extend his tricky words*^*”* that screams mixed methods I’m afraid.

YellowFish32 Thu 09-Nov-17 19:38:14

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Norestformrz Thu 09-Nov-17 19:47:35

If he’s expected to learn them by memorising whole words it’s definitely mixed methods combined with inappropriate books

GreenTulips Thu 09-Nov-17 19:54:40

Look on The letters and sounds website for the phases

They are a mixture of tricky worlds and sounds

I go no the into are the first set along with SATPIN etc then on to Y ZZ Etc there's games to play

Your teacher won't look at his age, she's looking at ability in class and during lessons

cupcake007 Thu 09-Nov-17 21:38:48

I work in a reception class and I wouldn't give phase 3 tricky words to a child at this point in the year. Is he sounding and blending words? Our children have only just this week started phase 3 sounds.

YellowFish32 Thu 09-Nov-17 22:00:41

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YellowFish32 Thu 09-Nov-17 22:04:10

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YellowFish32 Wed 15-Nov-17 16:32:08

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