Sandwell Phonological Awareness Readiness for Reading Kit
By Linda Hisgett, Angela Hurd and Diana McQueen
SPARRK reflects the latest research in the area of phonological awareness, including guidance from the National Primary Strategy, the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Independent Review of the Teaching of Early Reading. It has been extensively developed and evaluated over a number of years, to encompass all the critical areas within phonological awareness and is ideal for use in association with the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test.
Developed by experienced practitioners, from a range of disciplines, SPARRK:
- Is quick to administer (10 minutes per section)
- Includes comprehensive case studies
- Includes an excel tracking facility for a variety of different recording and monitoring options
By gaining a profile of a child’s phonological awareness skills, you can be sure that you are intervening at the right point developmentally and that you have a detailed and balanced picture of an individual’s strengths and needs.
The Kit includes a Manual, Record Sheets, Assessment Booklet and CD ROM containing the consumable materials which can be printed using a standard PC.
This is a sister approach to SALLEY (Structured Activities for Language and Literacy in the Early Years) but also can be used on its own.