Read Write Inc – Phonics Scheme

About Read Write Inc.

In the Primary Phase at Royds Hall Primary we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) program to get children off to the best possible start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning that is focused on letter sounds and other phonic skills. This is an evidence based program that helps to ensure that no child is left behind with the skills of reading, writing and spelling.

Reading opens the door to learning and the world around us. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.

Using RWI, the children learn to read fluently so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they have read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using RWI to read the children will:

  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
  • learn to read words using Fred Talk
  • read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
  • show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.

When using RWI to write the children will:

  • learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.
  • learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk
  • write simple sentences
  • spell accurately

If you have any further questions about the RWI program then please come and speak to us.