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Sound Waves Online has had a makeover!


Sound Waves Online 1–6 looks better than ever, but the changes aren’t just skin-deep …

We’ve added a raft of resources and improved navigation around the site making both the existing and new resources easy to find, project and print.

Here are some of the new resources now available at Sound Waves Online:

Weekly Lesson Plans

Every Unit now includes a Weekly Lesson Plan that follows the Sound Waves three-step approach:

  1. Explore the Sound and List Words
  2. Working with Words
  3. Mark and Discuss.

With example answers, handy notes and links to quickly navigate to all the tools in the Unit, you’ll know exactly which resources to use, and when.

Warm Ups and Brainstorm Kickstarters

Project the Warm Up slideshow for a fun activity that engages students and focuses their attention on the phonemes and graphemes in the Unit.

Once your students have warmed up, use the Brainstorm Kickstarter to stimulate your weekly brainstorming session.

Teaching Slideshows

Consolidate your students’ understanding of the List Words with the Find a Word slideshows. They’ll love solving the clues to find the right List Words. We’ve even included the answers for each clue to assist with class discussion. After all, sometimes there can be more than one answer!

We’ve also created a range of slideshows that clearly step out the trickier spelling and grammar concepts.

List Word Flash Cards

Sometimes you need your class to focus on one word at a time and that’s where the List Word Flash Cards shine.

Extended Sound Boxes

The Extended Sound Boxes join the regular Sound Boxes on the big screen! Now you can project the Extended Sound Boxes to look at their (183 extra!) weird and wonderful graphemes.

Print bundles of BLMs

Tired of printing BLMs one at a time? You asked for BLMs in bundles – and here they are! We’ve collated each Unit’s BLMs and our most popular BLMs into bundles so you can download and print them a bundle at a time.

Want to see the new features for yourself?

If you’re already using Sound Waves Online, log in and start exploring.

If you’re not yet using Sound Waves Online, there’s never been a better time to start – sign up for a free trial or watch the Sound Waves Online virtual tour.