Fix-it Phonics Phonics (Second Edition) – What's New?
We're super excited to have announced the new Fix-it Phonics Levels 1 and 2 (Second Edition). We've listened to all your feedback and packed our Fix-it Phonics range with new and improved resources that we know teachers and student will love. Read on if you'd like to learn a little more about all the great features we've added!
For a quick comparison in what is new with our Fix-it Phonics (Second Edition) materials, we created a table highlighting all the updated features.
We've provided various assessment methods so you can monitor how your students are progressing.
1. Unit Listening Tests
At the end of each Unit, children complete a listening test. There's a handy record sheet for you to collate the results of these listening tests so you can quickly identify those children needing more listening support.
2. Skills Assessments
Because some children may need more focused attention on a particular skill, we have included Skills Assessments to help you identify and support individual learning areas.
3. Final/Placement Assessment
A simple, but thorough final assessment for all students is available online here. The assessment covers a-z sounds, shapes and blending to read words. It can also be used as a Placement Assessment for Fix-it Phonics Level 2 Assessments.
We understand that not all teaching environments are the same, so we've provided optional extension activities which allow you to adapt your lesson to best suit your students' needs.
Here are a few examples:
1. Find the Letter
Write some lowercase letters on the board including the target letter. Choose a child to find the target letter, and ask: 'Where is Annie Apple's letter? What is her sound?'.
2. Picture Coded Story
Make Picture Coded pictures of the Vowels Out Walking story. Then make an island of 'oa' words and encourage the children to make and label their own pictures.
Our new Fix-it Phonics Keyword Cards contain 68 double-sided tear-out cards, with three key words for each a-z letter sound, including the long vowel sounds like a, e, i, o, u. They can be used to introduce the new words for each lesson, or to consolidate vocabulary knowledge in games. There are also cards showing the a-z Letterland characters and their associated action trick!
Along with the cards, we have also included:
1. A Simple Guide on How to Use
Tips on the best way to use the cards while keeping all children in the classroom engaged.
2. Activity Ideas
e.g. Word Sort! Shuffle the cards, then ask the children to sort the pictures in to sets of 3 with the same initial sound, e.g. hand, hat, house.
Rich New Vocabulary in Scenes
As part of our second edition, we've got a new and improved design with updated artwork. This means vibrant images that include more alliterative vocab, and facilitate phonemic awareness.
2018 artwork vs 2019 artwork
Reading and Comprehension Activities
The Phonics Readers are integrated into the Student Books and use only the phonemes children know, gradually building in complexity. They also introduce vital high-frequency words. Simple comprehension activities allow you
to discuss and share reading experience.
If you'd like to hear more about all the new elements in Fix-it Phonics (Second Edition), check out our posts on the scan to listen along feature, or the new software.
Head over to our shop to grab your new teaching materials now!