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Phonics Blast-off! Book 2

Sounds and letters

Find out about the practical benefits of weaving the theories of multiple intelligences, learning styles and multisensory learning into the fabric of teaching phonics. Through the new, sequentially structured approach to phonics learning in this series, students will understand the overall connections among phonemes, phonological awareness and phonics knowledge. The scaffolded activities are designed for young students to work through independently, with some guidance and support from an adult, or for group or whole-class work.

Ages: 5-8 | Pages: 60 | Code: 5655 | ISBN: 9781927190234

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Frances Adlam

Frances Adlam, a highly experienced and creative educator and therapist, has 20 years of teaching experience, is considered a “gifted teacher” by many, and for over 15 years has been involved in teaching the arts, creativity, multiple intelligences and working with creatively gifted children. She has lectured in New Zealand and been an adviser for teachers in the aforementioned areas. She is also a published children’s author, a dancer and a playwright. She currently works as an educator and therapist for children in her private practice, Out of the Box, where she specialises in working with children who are on the spectra of dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Frances has written many resources for Essential Resources, some of which are under her former name, Frances Reed. You can find out more about Frances at


Welcome to the Phonics Blast-off! series4
How to use this book4
1. Sound and letter – f7
2. Sound and letter – o9
3. Sound and letter – r11
4. Sound and letter – g13
5. Let's pack our bags for the reading bridge15
6. Let's walk over the reading bridge16
7. Sound and letter – h17
8. Sound and letter – l19
9. Sound and letter – u21
10. Sound and letter – y23
11. Let's pack our bags for the reading bridge25
12. Let's walk over the reading bridge26
13. Sound and letter – c27
14. Sound and letter – k29
15. Sound and letter – b31
16. Sound and letter – v33
17. Sound and letter – e35
18. Sound and letter – w37
19. Let's pack our bags for the reading bridge39
20. Let's walk over the reading bridge40
21. Sound and letter – j41
22. Sound and letter – x43
23. Sound and letter – q45
24. Sound and letter – z47
25. Let's pack our bags for the reading bridge49
26. Let's walk over the reading bridge50
27. Over the reading bridge – 151
28. Over the reading bridge – 252
29. Over the reading bridge – 353
30. Games to play54
I can read student checklist57
Glossary of phonics terms60