Pedagogy
The phonemic approach is recognised as one of the most effective ways to teach spelling and reading skills.
What is the Sound Waves phonemic approach?

The Sound Waves phonemic approach uses a sound-to-letter strategy which acknowledges that sounds can be represented more than one way in written form. This synthetic phonics approach focuses first on the basic units of sound in our language – phonemes. It then explores the letters that represent these sounds and how they can be put together to form written words.

Getting Started
More than rote learning
More than rote learning

Sound Waves enhances learning with strategies for reading, writing and spelling. This way your students will gain a deeper understanding of how words are structured.

More than just spelling

As well as turning your students into super spellers, Sound Waves covers the key language concepts they’ll need to become highly literate. These concepts, including prefixes, suffixes, Latin and Greek roots, synonyms, homophones and more, are woven into the Student Book activities for each sound unit.

More than just spelling
Want to know more?
Want to know more?

Read The Phonemic Approach for more research, longitudinal studies and reports about the effectiveness of using the phonemic approach.

Watch the Sound Waves tutorial videos for more information on the Sound Waves program.