If your child’s school is using Read Write Inc. Phonics, teachers will introduce your child to a toy frog called Fred once he or she is ready to start reading words.
Fred can only say the sounds in a word and needs your child to help him read the word. Fred will say the sounds and children will work out the word. For example, Fred will say the sounds c–a–t, and children will say the word cat. This is Fred Talk: sounding out the word.
Here is a link to RWI free phonics e-books. Each book includes fun, decodable stories as well as guidance and notes for parents. Please note you will need to login or register with Oxford Owl to use the eBook library:
Here is an example of a RWI Speed Sound lesson, from learning and recognising a new sound, to reading words with the focus sound to writing words with the focus sound: