Sounds in Focus is a whole-school spelling and language programme.
Use Sounds in Focus at each class level, to develop language proficiency by continually developing:
The Pupil Glance Cards are an everyday reference tool to help pupils decode and encode words. It includes all consonant and vowel sounds along with common graphemes and illustrated word examples. The Extended Glance Cards has additional graphemes and can be purchased here.
I really liked this programme and though I am not a big fan of textbooks I found the textbook was particular useful to assess where the child might be struggling. I really like the way it runs from Junior Infants up to 6th Class as a consistent approach to literacy will only benefit the students. I loved the resources that came with it online and they were used every day for literacy stations. The students worked very well with this approach with sounds, list and special words being remembered and used. The assessment tests will be ideal for my class towards the end of the year and also for ongoing assessment in your literacy lessons. If your school is using Jolly Phonics or a similar programme, then it might be an idea to take Sounds in Focus on as it not only supplements but has the ability to take over from the Jolly Phonics programme which may not have enough for the average class teacher.Mash.ie