Smart Phonics Overview

 Current research using brain imaging technology focuses on how the brain processes language, and shows how reading acquisition is achieved through phonics, phonemic awareness and whole language pathways.
Smart Phonics integrates these proven teaching methods using a unique colour-coded system that visually supports the brain's learning of letter/sound relationships.
Colour-coded target phonemes are introduced in a series of poems written for shared reading. Each target phoneme is the focus for developing letter, word, sentence and text level skills through group work and individual work as shown below: