What is Speech-Sound-Pics?
Speech-Sound-Pics is a speech to print approach to reading and writing.
Students use their hands like duck beaks - we call them 'duck hands' to track the number of sounds they hear in a word.
They draw lines and numbers to track the sounds they heard using their duck hands.
The speech-sound-pics approach uses monsters to teach each sound that can be heard in the English Language. Students initially use the monsters to represent the sounds they hear. The monsters are moved onto the lines and they 'read' using the monsters.
When confident, students then use the monsters AND change the monster for its corresponding 'sound pic' - we call them letters. They read the letters that then make the word. This process teaches the brain to 'map the code' of the English Language.
The speech-sound-pics approach is multi-sensory and engaging. Students learn the monsters through watching videos and learning the monster actions. They love making words using the monster actions and monster cards.
Parents and carers are invited to an information session about speech-sound-pics on Monday afternoon, 09 March at 5:30pm in Prep B. We look forward to seeing you there.