How to Teach

"Monster Phonics is easy to follow with really comprehensive plans."

Louise Maughan, Willington School, London

Our simple editable Yearly Progression Maps make it easy to see where to start the programme at any time of the year. Take a Free Trial to try out the programme today.

What Schools Say

1. Introductory PowerPoint

Introduce each lesson with an engaging PowerPoint. The monsters bring phonics to life and colour-coding makes it easy to teach each grapheme. As well as a resource for teaching reading and spelling, the PowerPoints also introduce National Curriculum spelling rules such as adding suffixes. Monster Phonics accelerates progress for every child. Rather than relying on rote learning, it promotes understanding.

2. The Hook - Video, Song or Story

Every lesson has either an animation or a story. Each animation has a song and is set within the monsters’ world. Like all our activities, the songs and videos use all the National Curriculum keywords and scientifically proven words that children need to learn. This accelerates learning to spell the most relevant words for each grapheme.

Songs are also downloadable separately for revision once the lesson has finished. By learning the song, children will know the most important words for each grapheme. Singing on the way to lunch or going out to play is easy spelling practice!

3. Main Activity

Each lesson provides focused multi-sensory activities. Each is purposeful, fun and engaging. In a Monster Phonics lesson, every child is busy learning. The science behind Monster Phonics that links sound with graphemes and the most common words, accelerates learning, ensuring that children quickly become more confident readers and writers.

Learning Throughout the Day

Embedding Monster Phonics in the environment and routines enables all-day long learning. Extend phonics beyond the classroom by having signs in Monster Phonics colour-coding. Fun Monster Phonics activities in the outside environment create learning through play opportunities that children love.


Support Flashcards

Flashcards are provided for every grapheme (real and nonsense words), common exception words and high-frequency words. These are also presented in PowerPoints for whole class reading.

See our free common exception word flashcards for Year 1 and Year 2

Support Flashcards


Formative assessments are closely aligned to the National Curriculum and are easy to carry out and record. Our Monster Phonics Screening tests prepare children for the year 1 phonics screen. The common exception word spelling tests inform the Year 2 Interim Teacher Assessment Frameworks.



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