Sound Waves Spelling

About the program:

Sound Waves Spelling is a systematic word study program for your whole school.

Informed by research on the best practices for teaching spelling, the program incorporates four key areas of teaching: phonemic awareness, synthetic phonics, morphology and etymology.

Sound Waves Spelling Student Books are full colour and 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. Sound units also include challenges for fast finishers and extension words.

*Features differ across year levels:
The Foundation book is unique to reflect its two phases: Exploring Sounds and Discovering Graphemes. Books 3–6 include extra pages for students to practise segmenting focus words.