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FootStep Phonics Step 2

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Welcome to Step 2, the exciting next step in your student's language development journey!


With our innovative Step 2 phonics curriculum, we introduce the importance of vowels in word formation and allow children to apply the knowledge gained from Step 1.


Our engaging content and matching illustrations will help your students recognise groups of words that have a common feature or pattern through the introduction of short vowel word families.


Step 2 is the perfect tool to help your little ones start building sentences with confidence and expanding their vocabulary.

Get ready to witness their progress with Step 2!

104 page student workbook

150 durable Flashcards

Covers 1 full year of study

Certificate of Achievement

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FootStep Phonics Student Workbook 2
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A UK Proven Approach to Early Reading.

"The children love their phonics lessons, and the accompanying videos are an absolute hit!  A special thank you to you personally Louise, for all the help you've given us in the re-structuring of our classes to ensure that each child benefits from the lessons."  

                     Heather Tyler - Hong Kong English Teacher

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Teaching C-V-C Word Families: Unlocking Early Reading Skills

Learning to read is an essential milestone for young children, and one of the foundations of reading is understanding C-V-C word families. C-V-C stands for consonant-vowel-consonant, and these word families are an effective way to introduce children to blending sounds and developing their phonemic awareness.


Let's explore the importance of teaching C-V-C word families and discuss effective strategies to engage children in this learning process.

Building Phonemic Awareness:

C-V-C word families provide children with a structured approach to decoding words. By teaching c-v-c word families and focusing on the consistent pattern of a consonant sound, followed by a vowel sound, and ending with another consonant sound, children can begin to recognize, and blend sounds together. This process helps them develop their phonemic awareness and lays the foundation for reading fluency.

Effective Strategies for Teaching C-V-C Word Families:

  • Word Family Charts:

Create word family charts with common C-V-C words, such as -at, -an, -ig, and -op. Display these charts in the classroom and encourage children to identify and read words from each family. This visual aid helps reinforce the concept of word families and assists in word recognition.

  • Word Building Activities:

Provide children with letter cards and encourage them to manipulate the letters to form C-V-C words. This hands-on activity helps children understand the relationship between letters and sounds and strengthens their phonics skills.

  • Word Family Games:

Engage children in interactive games that focus on C-V-C word families. For example, you can create a matching game where children match pictures to the corresponding word family. This game not only reinforces word recognition but also enhances vocabulary development.

  • Reading C-V-C Books:

Introduce children to books that emphasize C-V-C words. These books provide ample opportunities for children to practice their decoding skills in a meaningful context. Gradually, children will gain confidence in their ability to read independently.

  • Word Family Crafts:

Incorporate creativity into the learning process by incorporating word family crafts. For example, children can create a mini-book where each page focuses on a different C-V-C word. This activity not only reinforces word recognition but also enhances fine motor skills.

Teaching C-V-C word families is a crucial step in developing early reading skills. By teaching c-v-c word families and providing children with a strong foundation in phonemic awareness and word recognition, we empower them to become confident readers. By implementing these effective strategies in teaching c-v-c word families, educators can make the learning process interactive, engaging, and enjoyable. With consistent practice and support, children will unlock the world of reading and embark on a lifelong journey of literacy.

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