ICRWY Phase 2
Parents & carers follow the lessons, with books and Code Mapping Tool, in the ICRWY Lessons app for US$5.50 a month - no minimum (unless schools are using the Parents as Partners option - and access the ICRWY Lessons app for single-users for free!)
Get the SSP Spelling Piano app
if you have a tablet
(50% off in Apple School Manager
when 20 or more ordered)
Or use the ICRWY Lessons for Multi-Users at school - US$95 per year - use on 30 apple devices (contact us for link to the unlimited devices option for US$195)
These are introduced around Lesson 53 (Phase2) in the ICRWY Lessons app
Miss Emma sends personal messages to the kids
These are introduced around Lesson 76 (Phase2) in the ICRWY Lessons app
These are introduced around Lesson 95
(Phase2) in the ICRWY Lessons app
The children are approaching the 'self-teaching' phase (Share, 1995) and are closer to 'orthographic mapping' (Ehri 2014)
Using these 'transition readers' the children enjoy learning more about the Village With Three Corners, reading longer and more complex texts. Because the books are a series ie connected by the many characters who live in 'The Village with Three Corners' children are able to develop the many elements essential for skilled reading simply by reading more and more of the books! There are over 100.
However the ideal scenario is one in which the child or children use the series as a foundation from which to write their own stories, create songs and poems, paint, build their own village and engage in role play...the possibilities are endless! Motivation and engagement predict variances in reading ability beyond EF skills (Cartwright, Lee, et al., 2020) and efforts to implement practices for fostering reading motivation have been shown to improve reading achievement.
This type of project work facilitates fabulous discussions, and new vocabulary knowledge. Vocabulary knowledge is essential - it enables children to know which pronunciation is correct when decoding new words, and also to monitor whether the text with that word in it makes sense. These kinds of links among phonology, orthography, and words’ meanings are at the heart of orthographic mapping: the linking of words’ spellings, pronunciations, and meanings in memory (Ehri, 2014).