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Looking for resources to help you use phonics-based teaching approaches with your learners?

‘Phonics Resources for Older Learners’ and ‘Phonics Stories for Older Learners’ support phonics-based teaching of Entry Level Functional Skills and ESOL, and supplement the curriculum outlined in the Post-16 Phonics Toolkit.

They gradually introduce the English alphabetic code in a structured sequence, similar to that seen in the Toolkit: from simple CVC words and 4-5 sound words (Basic Code), consonant digraphs (Basic Code Plus) to the more complex aspects of our code; dealing with alternative spellings for sounds and polysyllabic words, which corresponds to the ‘One-to-Many’ section of the Toolkit.

These books can also be purchased as downloads; ideal for online teaching.

Phonics Stories for Older Learners

One page stories with a comprehension exercise. Presented in a systematic phonic progression from CVC to vowel digraphs.


Phonics Resources for Older Learners

Activities presented in a phonic progression, including: picture-word matching, gap-fills, mixed-up sentences, wordsearches, dictation sentences and spelling.


Special Offer

older learners bundle

Both books bought together


Levels: Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3
Free: No

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