Sound Phonics prepares children for full fluency in reading, writing and spelling by providing intensive practice in phonics. A comprehensive phonics resource, it is fully compatible with 'Letters and Sounds' and any other incremental phonics programme. Its graded activities, best completed with an adult, reinforce early literacy skills through listening and speaking, and support a multi-sensory approach. Sound Phonics Phase Six consolidates the child's knowledge of a range of spelling strategies for use when writing. In this phase, the child first revisits long and short vowel sounds and then practises using prefixes and suffixes. Short stories and poems encourage independent reading and writing and the child may need less adult assistance than earlier in the series. Sound Phonics Phase Six Book 1 is the ninth book in the series and a one-per-child activity book. It focuses on spelling choices (particularly in words with long vowel sounds) and common word endings and how these affect the base word.