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V excited as I have a book coming out in April, with Lynn Erler. Lynn is the researcher at Oxford Uni who started the whole 'Phonics Revolution' in primary languages, with the research she did, especially into beginning learners' reading skills in French.
I joined forces with Lynn years ago when I read her research and developed some classroom activities for teaching phonics. The first was the Phoneme-Grapheme Running Game (devised back in 2004), closely followed by my 'Little Pots of Phonics", 'Phoneme Islands' and the 'Physical Venn Diagram'. Many of you will have seen these or even played them at the CILT Primary Languages Show in the past. They have been much copied over the years and have appeared in other people's talks but they are finally being published, thanks to the CfBT (and CILT). The book has lots of new ideas for classroom activities (such as 'Grapheme Hop', shown at this year's PLS) but the most important element is that it is a systematic approach to developing phonics skills, not just a collection of activities.
There's a CD with dozens and dozens of resources for teachers in 3 languages - French, German and Spanish.
Look out for it in the second half of April but I'll post again when it's out.
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