Sound Waves

Build your perfect spelling program

Sound Waves offers a range of options for teachers and students.

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Choose the combination of products that best suits your classroom – whether it’s Sound Waves Online and Student Books, or Sound Waves Online with printable Student Book pages. Add charts to enhance your Sound Waves experience.

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iPad and Book

Sound Waves Online + Student Books

Combine activities for every Sound Unit from the Student Book with the wealth of teaching and learning resources at Sound Waves Online.

iPad and Paper

Sound Waves Online with printable Student Book pages

As an alternative to the physical Student Book, you can opt for a per-student package that includes printable Student Book pages for every Sound Unit with the resources at Sound Waves Online.

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Charts

Add Teaching and Student Charts

Use charts as a valuable phoneme and grapheme reference, and to play great games with.

Products

Sound Waves Student Books

Sound Waves Student Books F–6

$17.95

Following a carefully structured sequence of units, each book is packed with engaging activities that allow students to:

  • explore phonemes
  • identify and discover graphemes
  • develop an awareness of spelling patterns
  • develop strategies for spelling
  • explore and extend vocabulary.

Sound Waves 7 is also available. Features differ across year levels.
Foundation Student Books are divided into two phases: Exploring Sounds and Discovering Graphemes.

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Sound Waves Online

Sound Waves Online School Licence F–6

$3 per student (teacher and class access)

Each teacher and class gets access to all year levels purchased by the school.

Includes:
  • weekly lesson plans
  • brainstorm kickstarter slideshows
  • teaching and warm-up slideshows
  • projectable Student Book pages – and answers
  • list and extension word Segmenting Tool – and answers
  • projectable Sound Boxes and Extended Sound Boxes
  • pronunciation and Chants and Actions videos
  • 200+ downloadable BLMs per year
  • content and diagnostic tests with remediation
  • interactive spelling games for students
  • list word flashcards
  • student access to soundwaveskids.com.au.

Sound Waves 7 is also available. Features differ across year levels. Sound Waves Foundation is divided into two phases: Exploring Sounds and Discovering Graphemes.

Individual Licences for Sound Waves Online are also available for $79 per class. This allows one teacher and their students access to a selected year level.

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Sound Waves Online with Printable Pages

Sound Waves Online with printable Student Book pages School Licence F–6

$13 per student (teacher and class access)

Each teacher and class gets access to all year levels purchased by the school.

Includes:
  • all the features and inclusions of Sound Waves Online
  • printable Student Book pages for all Sound Units.

Sound Waves 7 is also available. Features differ across year levels. Sound Waves Foundation is divided into two phases: Exploring Sounds and Discovering Graphemes.

Individual Licences for Sound Waves Online with printable Student Book pages are also available for $425 per class. This allows one teacher and their students access to a selected year level.

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Teaching Charts

Teaching Charts

$69.95

Available in Original or Extended edition.

Teaching Charts are large wall-sized charts (C1 size), providing an easy reference to the 43 sounds of Australian English and most common graphemes. The Extended Teaching Charts contain an additional 183 words and graphemes that mid- and upper-level primary students will encounter as they progress in the Sound Waves series.

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Student Charts

Student Chart

$6.95

Available in Original or Extended edition.

The Student Chart is an everyday reference tool to help students decode and encode words. It includes all 43 consonant and vowel sounds along with common graphemes and illustrated word examples. The Extended Student Chart contains an additional 183 graphemes for mid- and upper-level primary students.

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Sound Waves Teacher Book

Teacher Books F–6

$70

Teacher Books provide all the tools teachers need for the classroom, including: comprehensive weekly programs, explicit teaching directions, game and activity instructions, word segmenting and pronunciation tips, phonemic stories and discussion starters, decodable readers, and Student Book answers.

Sound Waves 7 is also available.

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Words and Sounds Book

Words and Sounds Book

$7.95

A5 size

The Words and Sounds Book allows students to record words both alphabetically and by sound. The A–Z section contains lists of frequently used words. The Phonemes and Graphemes section contains the 43 sounds of Australian English (and common graphemes). Both sections include space for students to add new words.

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Let’s Sing the Sounds CD

Let’s Sing the Sounds CD

$19.95

This toe-tapping audio CD is a great way to introduce students to the phonemes of our language. Individual tracks are also available for download.

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Words and Graphemes Sound Cards

Words and Graphemes Sound Cards

$29.95

A5 size

Designed to be used for whole class and small group games, activities and discussions for Years 1–6.

The pack includes cards for each of the 24 consonant and 19 vowel sounds, common grapheme and word examples, and game instructions. The reverse side of the Sound Cards features the Sound Box, Chant and Action, and a Sound Production Key.

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Foundation Icon Sound Cards

Foundation Icon Sound Cards

$29.95

A5 size

Designed to be used in Phase 1 of the Foundation year to introduce the 43 sounds of Australian English and for a variety of oral activities.

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

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Foundation Sound Cards

Foundation Sound Cards

$29.95

A5 size

Designed to be used in Phase 2 of the Foundation year to introduce the 43 sounds (and their common graphemes) of Australian English.

The pack includes cards for each of the 24 consonant and 19 vowel sounds (and common graphemes). The reverse of each card features the Sound Box, Chant and Action, and a Sound Production Key.

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Foundation Flashcards

Foundation Flashcards

$79.95

The Foundation Flashcards help to maximise your students’ success when learning to read and spell. The Flashcards are divided into three main categories: Graphemes, List Words and Special Words.

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Foundation Toolbox

Foundation Toolbox

$169.95

Get all your essential Foundation resources conveniently bundled as a package. The Toolbox includes:

  • Foundation Flash Cards
  • Foundation Sound Icon Cards
  • Foundation Sound Cards
  • Let’s Sing the Sounds CD.

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Barbara Murray’s Sound Stories

Barbara Murray’s Sound Stories

Sound Waves co-author Barbara Murray has written 4 engaging and beautifully illustrated books containing short stories that explore the 43 sounds used in spoken Australian English.

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