The Phonics Red Word Cards help children read non-decodable words containing the sounds they are learning. One side of the card includes a circle around the tricky grapheme to help children identify the tricky part of the word. The other side of the card shows the word on its own to help children gain fluency when reading the words independently. Over 75 words are included, which not only helps children practise reading the words they will meet in the Storybooks and
Non-fiction books, but also develops their vocabulary, and supports them with the wider curriculum and reading for pleasure.
The Red Word Cards are part of the wider Read Write Inc. Phonics programme, developed by Ruth Miskin. The programme is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It includes Handbooks, Sounds Cards, Storybooks, Non-fiction, Writing books and an Online resource. Read Write Inc. is fully supported by comprehensive professional development from Ruth Miskin Training.
Ruth Miskin is one of the UKs leading authorities on teaching children to read. She has many years experience as a head teacher, teacher trainer and consultant in phonics and literacy, working with primary and secondary schools throughout the UK. Ruth has been an adviser to the government on many aspects of literacy teaching since 1997. Her work has been featured both by Newsnight on BBC1 and Dispatches on Channel 4. Ruth was awarded an OBE for services to Education in 2011.