What is Trugs?

TRUGS is a high-quality, systematic, synthetic phonics reading resource that works by playing decodable card games. All age students and children can learn to read by laughing and playing and having fun. The structure is in 15 phonic reading Stages – 5 stages in each box. Trugs (for teachers), trugs at home (for parents) is a systematic synthetic phonics group of resources to enable anyone, who can themselves read, to help a child/student to progress their level of reading/spelling.

The structured decodable card games combine the professional phonics side of learning to decode print with the fun side of playing card games in a hugely, effective and engaging way. The pupils will be succeeding in a manner that captures their enthusiasm and achieves incidental learning.

About the Author

Joanna is a qualified teacher with 35 years experience. During her career she had various posts within Primary and Secondary Schools, either whole-class teaching or as a head of dept and specialist one to one teacher. She has been a course co-ordinator for four-day dyslexia courses, has delivered training within schools, colleges of Further Education and Universities. She has an MA in Education, two Diplomas, one in Primary/Secondary development and one in dyslexia. Up until August 2011 she was the Principal of Dyslexia Access, a tuition and assessment centre in Devon. She is an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association and a full member of Dyslexia Action and PATOSS

Box 1: Approx Reading Age 6 – 7 ½ yrs, Interest level 5 - 95 yrs

Box 2: Approx Reading age 7 ½ - 9 yrs, Interest level 5 - 95 yrs

Box 3: Approx Reading age 9-15 yrs, Interest level 5 - 95 yrs