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Phonics success begins with Oxford.

We understand that for every child in your school to read successfully they need to have a strong phonic knowledge – recognising each of the graphemes, decoding and blending effortlessly and reading with fluency and expression. Our range of phonics resources will help your students embed these phonic skills and develop a love of reading.

All resources are backed by an evidence-based approach to teaching reading.

A wide range of resources is available for all of your phonics needs.

Each series contains loveable characters that help make learning fun.

FROM THE BLOG
Systematic synthetic phonics helps all students achieve reading growth

Learn how this systematic synthetic phonics program is making a positive difference in the lives of teachers and students in the Northern Territory.

Learn how


What is phonics and why is it important?

The English written language is an alphabetic code. Letters (graphemes) are symbols that represent the individual sounds (phonemes) of spoken language. Phonics is understanding the relationship between the sounds and the letter/s that represent them.

There are a number of different approaches to teaching phonics, all with varying levels of effectiveness. The evidence is clear, however, that systematic, synthetic phonics is the most effective approach.

Watch the video below to learn more about the teaching of phonics.

A synthetic phonics approach teaches beginner readers:

grapheme/phoneme (letter/sound) correspondences (the alphabetic principle) in a clearly defined, incremental sequence

to apply the highly important skill of blending (synthesising) phonemes in order, to read a word

to apply the skills of segmenting words into their constituent phonemes to spell

that blending and segmenting are reversible processes.

Such explicit instruction is particularly important for children who come from disadvantaged homes and communities, where oral language exposure in the pre-school years is significantly diminished when compared to children from more advantaged backgrounds (Buckingham, 2016).

Phonics alone is not sufficient, however. No serious reading scientist has ever claimed that it was.


FREE PHONICS WHITEPAPER
Are you ready for the Phonics Screening Check?

The phonics whitepaper is a guide for schools to consider the evidence, reflect on current practices, and perform a simple self-audit in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check.

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What do teachers say about Oxford's phonics resources?

“This program has had the greatest impact on student learning I have ever seen. If any program can deliver on its promise to move students along in their learning this is it! The positive reinforcement ideas built into the program changed the way I celebrated student success. As I introduced the ideas to students (and staff) a positive energy could be instantly seen and felt. This program makes sense.”

- Assistant Principal, Mernda Primary School (VIC) on Read Write Inc.

“It works. Read Write Inc. is a program that takes a ‘success for all’ approach. RWI addresses differentiation and additional needs between students, keeping them engaged through the Tutoring program. Be prepared to see fast improvements in students’ reading, writing, spelling and comprehension…”

- Principal, Toowong State School (QLD)

“Our whole school has benefited from the implementation of systematic synthetic phonics. All students have made terrific gains because they are learning how words work and are utilizing their phonemic skills more. Every student in our school made at or above the expected growth in Progressive Achievement Tests in Reading (PAT-R) over the last 12 months.”

- Principal, Dundee Beach School (NT)

Oxford's range of Phonics resources

Read Write Inc.

A dynamic, whole-school literacy program based around synthetic phonics

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a rigorous program for F—2 that is proven to create fluent, enthusiastic readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It incorporates effective classroom management strategies that ensure participation and fast progress for all students, and comes with comprehensive lesson plans and assessment resources.


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Read Write Inc. Phonics: Teaching Handbook 1 Buy now
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Read Write Inc. Set 1 Speed Sound Cards Buy now
Read Write Inc. Reading Leader Handbook Buy now
Read Write Inc. Fred the Frog Toy Buy now
Read Write Inc. Phonics: Green Word Cards Buy now
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Read Write Inc. Storybooks

Floppy's Phonics

Rigorous synthetic phonics with characters your children will grow to love

Floppy's Phonics enables you to deliver high-quality, step-by-step synthetic phonics teaching and practice to help students achieve early reading and writing success.


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Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters Handbook 1 (Reception) Buy now
Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters Handbook 2 (Year 1) Buy now
Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters Frieze Buy now
Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters Flashcards Buy now
Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters Level 1 Pack of 6 Buy now
Floppy's Phonics Fiction Level 3 Pack of 6 Buy now
Floppy's Phonics Non-fiction Level 2 Pack of 6 Buy now
Floppy's Phonics decodable readers

Biff, Chip and Kipper: Decode and Develop

A unique bridge from phonics to richer reading

These exciting and engaging Biff, Chip and Kipper adventures support children who are making the transition from fully decodable phonic readers to richer reading at every stage.


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Biff, Chip and Kipper: Decode and Develop Level 1 Pack of 6 Buy now
Biff, Chip and Kipper: Decode and Develop Level 1A Pack of 6 Buy now
Biff, Chip and Kipper: Decode and Develop Level 1B Pack of 6 Buy now
Biff, Chip and Kipper: Decode and Develop Level 1+ Pack of 6 Buy now
Biff, Chip and Kipper: Decode and Develop Level 1+A Pack of 6 Buy now
Biff, Chip and Kipper: Decode and Develop Level 1+B Pack of 6 Buy now
Biff, Chip and Kipper: Decode and Develop Level 2 Pack of 6 Buy now
Biff Chip and Kipper: Decode and Develop

Traditional Tales

Fully decodable revision of treasured tales

These enchanting stories from around the world are fully decodable with clear phonic progression. Shared for generations, these timeless tales can now be read by every child.


Series overview
Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 1: Pack of 4 Buy now
Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 1+: Pack of 4 Buy now
Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 2: Pack of 4 Buy now
Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 3: Pack of 4 Buy now
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Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 5: Pack of 4 Buy now
Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales: Level 6: Pack of 4 Buy now
Traditional Tales character

Project X Phonics

Engaging group reading with a focus on phonics

Project X Phonics offers 40 engaging and full decodable books that can be used alongside any phonics teaching program. Perfect for group work and one-to-one reading practice, the books enable students to practise and consolidate their phonics knowledge.


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Project X Phonics Exploring Sounds Phonics Lilac Mixed Pack of 3 Buy now
Project X Phonics Pink Mixed Pack of 15 Buy now
Project X Phonics Red & Yellow Mixed Pack of 15 Buy now
Project X Phonics characters

Project X Code

A breakthrough for struggling readers

Project X Code is a reading program that embeds systematic synthetic phonics within a highly motivational 3D adventure series. This book-by-book series will keep children reading as they revisit phonics knowledge and build key reading and comprehension skills.


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Project X Code Pack 1 Buy now
Project X Code Pack 2 Buy now
Project X Code Oxford Level 3 Mixed Pack of 4 Buy now
Project X Code Oxford Level 4 Mixed Pack of 4 Buy now
Project X Code Oxford Level 5 Mixed Pack of 4 Buy now
Project X Code Oxford Level 6 Mixed Pack of 4 Buy now
Project X Code Oxford Level 7 Mixed Pack of 4 Buy now
Project X Code character

Project X Alien Adventures

Motivate independent reading

Project X Alien Adventures books are 100% decodable, and small steps of progression ensure independent reading from day one. The books are also 100% fun – a new alien friend and an exciting space mission will draw children in and make them want to read on.


Explore series in depth
Read Write Inc. Phonics: Teaching Handbook 1 Buy now
Read Write Inc. Phonics: Teaching Handbook 2 Buy now
Read Write Inc. Set 1 Speed Sound Cards Buy now
Read Write Inc. Reading Leader Handbook Buy now
Read Write Inc. Fred the Frog Toy Buy now
Read Write Inc. Phonics: Green Word Cards Buy now
Read Write Inc. Phonics: Red Word Cards Buy now
Alien Adventures character

Which Phonics resources are right for me?

Our Phonics Selector is here to help you decide which resources are right for your school – simply answer a few simple questions to find out which resource best suits your teaching needs.

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