Knowledge of the code is the key to understanding written English.
The Code Is the Key employs a words-to-sounds-to-print approach, using the large bank of spoken words that students already know as the foundation for learning to write every sound of English.
This early code knowledge quickly sets first-year students on the path to becoming successful writers and readers.
The Code Is the Key 1 includes a collection of engaging materials for use by students and teachers during lessons, in learning centres, and for independent learning.
The 32 weeks of daily 10-minute lessons in the Teacher’s Guide teach phonological and phonemic awareness skills and phoneme-grapheme relationships for all the sounds of English.
The 45 large-format Rhyme Cards feature rhythmical, rhyming text and examples of all sounds of English and common spelling patterns for students to identify.
The Rhyme Cards are available for purchase separately from The Code Is the Key.
Students will love hunting for the focus sound in the busy, engaging illustrations of the 39 large-format Hunt Cards.
The Hunt Cards are available for purchase separately from The Code Is the Key.
Large cards for classroom use and students' individual desktop cards feature an animal mnemonic and other example words for each sound of English.
These 100 versatile cards feature an animal mnemonic on one side and a common grapheme for the sound on the other.
Students add to this large-format book throughout the year to create a unique and useful classroom reference.
Student practice activities for every lesson and downloadable rhymes help students apply phonological awareness skills and code knowledge.
This useful resource is packed with professional development materials, research foundations for the words-to-sounds-to-print approach, and a full suite of assessments and achievement expectations for spelling and writing for years 1–4.
See how The Code Is the Key can help your Year 1 students build the code knowledge they need to become successful writers and readers.