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Introducing Phonics for Life

Phonics-for-LifeAuditory. Visual. Kinaesthetic.

How literacy learning happens best.

Understand the process of literacy acquisition and help your K-2 students learn to read, write and spell with this research-based, multi-sensory program. The Orton-Gillingham approach is the cornerstone of Phonics for Life.


Six sections…


one result…



Human intelligence



Section 1

Pre-reading and writing skills.

What are the underlying sensory-cognitive functions required for literacy acquisition?

Goal– teachers gain a basic understanding of the role of visual, auditory and contextual signals in reading and writing.

Section 2

Kinaesthetic feedback as an aid to literacy

Goal – teachers learn how to identify sounds by their voice, manner and placing and practise teaching this.

Section 3

Manipulating sounds in words: the cornerstone of phonemic awareness

Goal – teachers acquire tools to help students develop their phonemic awareness using concrete and abstract methods.

Section 4

Handwriting – the road to reading

Goal – teachers learn how to teach handwriting that is child-centred, inclusive and useful (clock faces, how to write with your left hand, position at desk etc.)

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Section 5

English Phonemes and their symbols

Goal – teachers learn how to teach and review the phonemes of English using a set of phoneme cards, using a process based on logic, evidence and child-language acquisition.

Section 6

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Goal – teachers learn how to conduct reading and writing lessons which rely only on phonetic processing (i.e. picture books and graded readers are made redundant if the lessons are taught well)

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