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What is Monster Phonics?

Monster Phonics is an all-inclusive solution to primary teaching phonics and spelling. Starting in Nursery (3-4 age range) the Monster Phonics Foundation Programme ensures the fast development of speech and language skills and phonemic awareness. Following on, the Monster Phonics School Programme is for the first 3 years of school (5 to 8 age range) and leads to fluent readers and confident spellers.

The 26 letters of the alphabet and the combinations of these letters make 44 speech sounds in English. The 44 sounds (or phonemes) are spelt by 144 different letter combinations (graphemes). For example, the sound ‘a’ is spelt several different ways, including ay (play) and ai (train). Traditional ways of learning to spell can be time-consuming and for some children, ineffective. Monster Phonics teaches children to read by enabling them to identify the individual graphemes (letter combinations) and blend the sounds (phonemes) together to read the word. To support this process, Monster Phonics uses the 10 monsters to categorises all sounds into 10 simple areas. Furthermore, each monster has a different colour and that colour represents that way of spelling the sound.  

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