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<p>A SHORT DEMONSTRATIONFitzroy Readers:The Complete Phonics Program2Short Presentation1) Phonics: Why it works, how the Fitzroy Method teaches it2) System and structure of the Fitzroy Readers3) Motivation behind the Fitzroy program4) Fitzroy supplementary material5) The Fitzroy guarantee of literacy recovery Contents:3What is Phonics?1. Phonic systems use the alphabet.2. The alphabet is a sound code.(Each letter of the alphabet stands for a particular speech sound)The Fitzroy Method starts by teaching the sounds the letters make.45Phonics: The Basics English uses an alphabet. This alphabet has 26 letters. Each letter represents a sound. A word is made up of letter sounds put together (not letter names). d! o! g!= dog6Letters to Words7Is English that Simple? 26 written symbols 44 spoken sounds What is the solution?English DigraphsA digraph is 2 or more letters together which represent a sound different fromthe basic sounds of the single letters.Examples: (there are about 50 common digraphs)ar, ch, ew, all, tion, 9The Fitzroy Method teaches all common digraphs10English Made Easyb + ir + th + d + ay = birthday11Spelling with DigraphsLonger words:moonlightdiscussionterrifying12Recent History of PhonicsUS legislates phonics, 1995.UK legislates phonics, 1998.Rest of world gravitates towards phonics, 1990s and beyond.13Success of Fitzroy Readers Used in over 40% of Australian primary schools Popular for remedial work and ESL studies Used abroad in: Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, New Zealand and other countries14Beware False PhonicsPhonics teaching is not true phonics teaching unless it is taught systematically.15Incidental PhonicsMany institutions march under the banner of balanced instruction but, in fact, they continue to push the flawed whole language methods at the expense of phonics. This is the educational equivalent of treating polio with aspirin. We would never stand for such malpractice in medicine, and we should not tolerate it in education.William J. BennettWall Street JournalApril 24, 200116FitzroyReaders Teaches the basic letter sounds Teaches the digraphs Covers the formal rules by which English is spelt Treats the irregular spellings in English as special cases (special words, e.g. eye)The Systematic Phonics Program1718Readers 1-5: The Basic Vowel Sounds19The X-Series: Extension and Consolidation20Readers 11-20: Systematic Introduction of Digraphs21Readers 21-30: Longer Digraphs, More Advancement 22Readers 31-40: Consolidating Long Vowels23SPECIAL WORDS24Readers 41-50: Advanced Stories25Readers 51-60: Reading MasteryFitzroy Supplementary MaterialFor Literacy Excellence27Alphabet Book: The First Steps28Fitzroy Word SkillsWork books for further study: Grammar Comprehension Spelling Games Activities29New Sounds Special WordsNouns: One Step at a Time31Tenses: Past, Present and Future32Answer Books: Teaching Made Easy33In SummaryThe Fitzroy Readers (and related teaching materials) Present the alphabetic principles of Englishin a logical sequence Proceed in finely graded teaching steps Start with the sound of each letter Introduce the digraphs Progress to more advanced spelling rules Integrate special words throughout the program Cover all essential grammar Promote literacy excellence.34TESTIMONIALSa most effective resource SUZANNE SIA, Malaysiaa wonderful resource DIANNE HILTON, Tambellan Independent School, Australia very popular with children and parents JANET ACHILLEOS, Hoppers Crossing, AustraliaoutstandingMARTINA MILLARD, Northern Beaches State High School, Queensland, Malaysiabest spellers, best vocabulary JOHN MARSDEN, Childrens Author ofSo Much to Tell You (and many others), Australiano method as good CATHY LOWY, Senior Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia 35The Promise of the Fitzroy ReadersThe Fitzroy Readers provide a complete literacy program and upon its completion, excellence in English.</p>