Teaching irregular words


This video shows two teachers discussing why and how to teach irregular words as part of a systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) approach.

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Who is this video for?

Foundation to Year 2 teachers; school leaders.

What will you learn?

Why teach irregular words as part of a SSP approach.

A process for teaching early irregular words to beginning readers.

A process for teaching irregular words to developing readers.

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The Literacy Hub phonics progression includes a sequence of letter–sound correspondences, phonics skills and irregular words for development across Foundation to Year 2.

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