Phonics Ireland - An Online Synthetic Phonics Course

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The Phonics Ireland Course Contents & Structure

The Phonics Ireland Online Synthetic Phonics course has four user-friendly modules:

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Module 1: Introduction

  • Background
  • The Sounds - Become familiar with each sound
  • The Five Principles - The `operating system` of the language
  • The Skills - The skills which need mastering
  • End of Module Test

Module 2: The Early Code

  • Diagnostics - Discover students` strengths and weaknesses
  • The Early Code - Making a good start
  • Key Lesson I - Starting the foundations
  • Key Lesson II - Completing the foundations
  • End of Module Test

Module 3: The Later Code and Multi-syllables

  • The Later code - The building takes shape
  • Key Lesson III - The walls start to go up
  • Key Lesson IV - Onwards and upwards
  • Key Lesson V - The Split Spelling - Some detail is added
  • Key Lesson VI - Multi-syllables - Capping off: a secure roof
  • Beginnings And Endings - Finishing touches
  • Working the Code - Effective Feedback
  • End of Module Test

Module 4: Applications and Implications

  • The 'Schwa'
  • 'Outsiders'
  • Working with Groups
  • Games and Activities
  • Preparing for a Spelling Test
  • A Word to Parents and Teachers
  • Adult Literacy
  • Texting: Pros and Cons
  • Storytelling and Poetry
  • Final Test


Downloadable Course Material

The following downloadable materials are supplied


  • A Manual (144 pages) Including 12 exemplar compact lessons
  • Teaching Materials (150 pages)
  • Practice Sheets (130 pages)
  • Code Awareness Booklet (56 pages)
  • Code Quiz (21 pages)

Over 500 pages in all.



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