Monster Phonics

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Monster Phonics is the DfE validated child-centred phonics programme that rapidly improves results. Children make progress because the approach is meaningful, interactive, and easy to understand, creating high engagement.

The systematic colour-coding of graphemes linked to phoneme monsters makes phonics easier to understand. Children also love the monsters, who bring phonics to life. Our activities are multisensory requiring reading, writing, singing and actions. Studies show a 38% increase in spelling accuracy in 5 weeks and a 23-month improvement in reading age over a 5-month period. These gains can be attributed to the child-centred systematic phonics teaching that underpins Monster Phonics.

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Monster Phonics combines a carefully-structured teaching and learning programme with an engaging reading scheme. A strong feature of the programme is the high-quality core materials for teachers and parents.

David Waugh, Professor David Waugh, Durham University

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Monster Phonics is a highly-engaging, structured, synthetic phonics programme. It accelerates learning by allowing children to learn new graphemes by using monsters to group graphemes for recall and to provide an easy and fun memory cue for children. It also uses colour-coding to highlight the grapheme when teaching a new grapheme. Once taught and secure, the colour is removed. Multisensory focused teaching improves learning. Children love Monster Phonics. The high engagement and interest created by the programme further supports learning.
Yes, Monster Phonics is listed as a DfE validated programme.
Yes, lesson plans and resources are available for every grapheme and spelling rule taught in Reception and the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum.
The graphemes are taught in the same order as letters and sounds in Reception. This order of teaching maximises opportunities for children to read and write words right from the start when learning phonics. The High Frequency Words and Common Exception Words follow a slightly different order so that they meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and to ensure that children have learnt all the first 100 HFWs and the next 200 HFWs by the end of Y2
Yes, you can. We recommend all the teachers to sign up for the 15 days free trial to access the planning and resources without any commitments.