Please 'save' this power point to your laptop, to open and view, with animations. Can be used on whiteboards, and on laptops- children enjoy going through them independently. Follows the SSP Explicit teaching order, but has a focus on phonemic awareness and on linking speech sounds with speech sound pics. www.speedyssp.com www.facebook.com Want to know more? Why is SSP so successful? Explicit instruction of phonemic awareness led to improvements in multiple areas of reading, including phonemic awareness, oral reading, and spelling (Byrne & Fielding-Barnsley, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2000). When combined with letter-sound correspondence, teaching phonemic awareness was more effective in improving reading ability (Hatcher, Hulme, & Ellis, 1994; Neuman & Dickinson, 2003; Schneider, Roth, & Ennemoser, 2000). Phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency contribute to the development of automatic word identification include (Fox, 2007; Metsala & Ehri, 1998; Strickland, 2001). Research has identified phonemic awareness as the most potent predictor of success in learning to read. It is more highly related to reading than tests of general intelligence, reading readiness, and listening comprehension (Stanovich, 1986,1994). The lack of phonemic awareness is the most powerful determinant of the likelihood of failure to learn to read because of its importance in learning the English alphabetic system or how print represents spoken words. If children cannot hear and manipulate the sounds in spoken words, they have an extremely difficult time learning how to map those sounds to letters and letter patterns - the essence of decoding. (Adams, 1990). It is the most important core and causal factor separating normal and disabled readers (Adams, 1990). It is central in learning to read and spell (Ehri, 1984).