TRUGS: Teaching Reading Using Games
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.
By reading the words within the four decodable card games at the selected Stage pupils are able to practice reading by sounding out the phonemes in a word from left to right and blending them together all through the word until they can read the word automatically. The trugs resource gives them an enjoyable and successful way to reinforce and consolidate the knowledge of their letter-sound correspondences.
It is important to realize that these are reversible games. So where the games can be used as reading games, they can also be used as spelling games, reminding them that spelling is the reverse of reading. For reading we look at a written word and blend sounds; for spelling, we listen to a spoken word and segment it to identify the sounds.
By using trugs you can practice, reinforce and consolidate reading and spelling, safe in the knowledge that by playing the games and having fun, the most effective teaching methods are being followed.
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 coordinator 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 center in Devon.
ALL TRUGS PRODUCTS:
TRUGS FOR SCHOOLS:
TRUGS FOR HOME:
TRUGS STAGE 0:
TRUGS TRICKY WORDS: