Part of the series Sound Waves - Support Materials.
Sound Waves Words and Sounds Book
Perfect for the Sound Waves classroom, the Sound Waves Words and Sounds Book helps develop early years students’ word selection and use. Word Lists A-Z contains alphabetised lists of frequently used words with space for students to add new words as they are discovered.
Phonemes and Graphemes contains the 43 sounds studied in the Sound Waves program and the most commonly used graphemes for each sound. There is also space for students to add new graphemes they discover throughout their learning. Interwoven through the Phonemes and Graphemes section are educational vocabulary lists with accompanying full colour images. Vocabulary lists used include: expressions, days of the week, shapes, colours and weather.
Sound Waves Overview
Sound Waves is the only whole school phonemic word study program written by Australian teachers, for the Australian Curriculum and based on the sounds of Australian English.
The phonemic approach is recognised as one of the most effective ways to teach and learn spelling and reading skills. Sound Waves develops phonemic awareness through a systematic program for students from Foundation to Year 6 (up to Year 7 in WA, QLD and SA).
Through the explicit teaching of the Sound Waves program teachers assist students to develop an understanding of our language and the fundamental skills of spelling and reading.
Sound Waves Brochure
Sound Waves Program Resources & Buying Options
Teacher Book Buying Options
Teachers are provided everything they need to implement Sound Waves, including:
- a comprehensive weekly program
- explicit teaching directions
- Student Book answers
- great game and activity ideas
- chants and actions
- hints, tips and explanations for implementing the program
Hardcopy teacher book only:
Go to Sound Waves Teacher Books
Student Books & Support Materials
Student Book Students engage in stimulating activities to:
- Explore phonemes
- Identify and discover graphemes
- Develop an awareness of spelling patterns
- Develop strategies for spelling
- Learn, practise and revise language concepts.
Super Challenge BLM
The Super Challenge Black Line Masters are extension activities designed to provide further practise.
Go to Sound Waves Super Challenge BLM
Sound Waves Online
Online Access Card
Sound Waves Online is a digital teaching resource website containing everything you need to bring phonemic teaching to life in your classroom. The Sound Waves Online Access Card gives one teacher and class with one year of access for their chosen year level.
Go to Sound Waves Online Access Card
The $2 per student School Licence provides every teacher with access to Sound Waves Online for all year levels purchased by the school.
Go to School Licence Option 1
The $12 per student School Licence provides every teacher with access to Sound Waves Online with Printable Student Book pages for all year levels purchased by the school.
Go to School Licence Option 2
Chants and Actions
Watch a class of eager students perform the Sound Waves Chants and Actions.
Segmenting and Blending
To implement a phonemic approach, you’ll need to know how to segment and blend words.
How to Use Sound Boxes
Sound Boxes are a key feature of the program. How do they work?
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