Sound Waves Spelling

Resources from Foundation to Year 6

Sound Waves Spelling offers a comprehensive, effective and engaging resource suite.

How to set up your Sound Waves Spelling classroom

iPad

1. Teaching resources

Use the online teaching resources to deliver your lessons.

Book and paper

2. Student activities

Choose either a physical workbook or printable pages.

Charts

3. Charts and resources

Add student charts, teaching charts, playing cards and more.

Every classroom needs the teaching resources

Sound Waves Spelling Online

Sound Waves Spelling Online Teaching Resources F–6

$79 per class*

Includes resources for Foundation to Year 6 and complimentary access to the student site.

Provides teachers with everything they need to deliver systematic, explicit and engaging lessons.

Includes:
  • interactive slideshows
  • engaging videos
  • comprehensive lesson guides
  • yearly plans
  • assessment
  • hundreds of downloadable BLMs
  • projectable student book pages and answers
  • online and offline spelling games
  • complimentary access to the student site.

* Access is for teachers, support staff and curriculum leaders connected to each class using Sound Waves Spelling Online Teaching Resources.

Features differ across year levels. Features in Foundation are unique to reflect its two phases of learning.

Note: The period of access aligns with the Australian school year (expiring 31 December each year).

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Choose your preferred format for student activities

Sound Waves Spelling Student Books

Student Books F–6

$17.95

Student book activities consolidate the explicit teaching of phonemes, graphemes and Focus Concepts. Activities include*:

  • identifying focus phonemes in words
  • segmenting words into phonemes
  • reading and spelling words
  • working with spelling and vocabulary concepts.

Each book contains an introductory unit, which establishes the basic concepts that students need to begin working with the program, and 35 Sound Units, which cover the 43 phonemes of Australian English. There are also challenges and Extension Words.

* Features differ across year levels. Features in Foundation are unique to reflect its two phases of learning. Books 3–6 include extra pages for students to practise segmenting Focus Words.

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Sound Waves Spelling Printable Student Book Pages

Printable Student Book Pages F–6

$13 per student*

With the same great activities as the physical student book, this option provides ultimate flexibility with printable student activities for every year level (Foundation to Year 6).

* This product is only available as an add-on to Sound Waves Spelling Online Teaching Resources. This product is only available under a school licence.

Note: The period of access aligns with the Australian school year (expiring 31 December each year).

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Add charts to enhance the experience

Teaching Charts

Teaching Charts

$69.95

Available in Foundation, Standard or Extended versions

Teaching charts feature common graphemes used to represent the 43 phonemes of Australian English.

Teaching charts are ideal for whole-class instruction and activities; from introducing phonemes and graphemes, to playing games.

  • Foundation teaching charts are packaged as one C1-sized chart plus two A3-sized charts and include the graphemes taught in the Foundation program.
  • Standard teaching charts are packaged as two C1-sized charts and include common graphemes with word examples.
  • Extended teaching charts are packaged as two C1-sized charts and feature more unusual graphemes with word examples that students will encounter in upper primary.

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Student Charts

Student Chart

$6.95

Available in Foundation, Standard or Extended versions

Student charts feature common graphemes used to represent the 43 phonemes of Australian English.

The student chart is a handy individual reference that students can use to help them to make correct spelling choices in their everyday writing.

  • The foundation student chart is an A4 folded chart and includes the graphemes taught in the Foundation program.
  • The standard student chart is an A3 folded chart and includes common graphemes with word examples.
  • The extended student chart is an A3 folded chart and features more unusual graphemes with word examples that students will encounter in upper primary.

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Use extra resources throughout the week

Decodable Readers

Foundation Decodable Readers

$318 – $374

Our sister series, Sound Waves Reading, has a range of Decodable Readers.

These beautifully illustrated books perfectly align with the Sound Waves Spelling teaching sequence and are available at three levels of difficulty: support, core and extended.

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Foundation Sound Icon Playing Cards

Foundation Sound Icon Playing Cards

$19.95

The Foundation Sound Icon Playing Cards are designed to help consolidate students’ phonemic awareness skills.

The pack includes games instructions and two sets of cards featuring Sound Icons for the 43 phonemes of Australian English, along with special cards.

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Foundation Sound Icon Cards A5

Foundation Sound Icon Cards A5

$29.95

Designed to be used in Phase 1 for oral activities, the Foundation Sound Icon Cards feature Sound Icons for the 43 phonemes of Australian English.

The pack includes a card for each of the 24 consonant and 19 vowel Sound Icons. The reverse side of each card features the Sound Icon, Chant and Action, and articulation information.

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Foundation Sound Box Cards A5

Foundation Sound Box Cards A5

$29.95

Designed to be used in Phase 2 for oral and written activities, the Foundation Sound Box Cards feature Sound Boxes for the 43 phonemes of Australian English.

The pack includes 63 cards featuring the graphemes taught in the Foundation year. The reverse side of each card features the Sound Box, Chant and Action, and articulation information.

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Foundation Flashcards

Foundation Flashcards

$79.95

The Foundation Flashcards are ideal for teachers who prefer the physical format of flashcards (as opposed to the projectable format included in Sound Waves Spelling Online for Teachers).

The Flashcards are divided into three categories: Graphemes, List Words and Special Words.

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Sound Waves Standard Sound Box Playing Cards

Standard Sound Box Playing Cards

$19.95

The Standard Sound Box Playing Cards are designed to help Year 1–6 students consolidate their understanding of phoneme–grapheme relationships.

The pack includes games instructions and two sets of cards featuring Sound Boxes for the 43 phonemes of Australian English, along with special cards.

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Standard Sound Box Cards A5

Standard Sound Box Cards A5

$29.95

The Standard Sound Box Cards are ideal for whole-class and small-group games and activities in Years 1–6. The pack includes a card for each of the 24 consonant and 19 vowel Sound Boxes. The reverse side of each card features the Sound Box, Chant and Action, and articulation information.

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Words and Sounds Book

Words and Sounds Book A5

$7.95

The Words and Sounds Book is designed to help early years students learn alphabetical order and phoneme–grapheme relationships. The book is divided into two sections: Word Lists (frequently used words arranged in alphabetical order) and Phonemes & Graphemes (to record and reference phoneme–grapheme relationships). Both sections include space for students to add new words so they can create a personalised word bank and spelling reference tool.

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