Once you have met the friendly Letterland characters, just start to say their names for the correct letter sound. It's that simple! Annie Apple says, 'a' in words like, 'apple', 'arrow' and 'acrobat'.
How does it work?
1. Meet the Letterlanders
2. Learn Letter Sounds
Lively songs sung to well-known nursery tunes help with learning all the alphabet sounds. Each Letterlander also has an actions that help reinforce the alphabet sounds. For Annie Apple, bite an imaginary apple.
3. Learn Letter Shapes
Simple stories about the Letterland characters ensure correct letter formation, avoiding confusion over similar looking letters. The rhyming songs use language and concepts that children already have.
4. Spelling Patterns
Phonics stories give children a friendly logic for remembering all 44 letter sounds and their major spellings. Our Letter Sounds Guide is a great way to see some more stories and listen to correct letter pronunciation.
5. Spelling Stations
Letterland Spelling Stations covers all the statutory requirements for Key Stage 1, Year 1 & 2. This series makes the ‘rules and regulations’ of spelling into a journey of discovery using effective mnemonic strategies to embed spelling.
Letterland Grammar introduces the grammatical concepts in Key Stage 1. The range of teaching resources will help you bring grammar concepts to life so children can understand them, remember them and know how to use them in their own writing.
Letterland at School
Letterland phonics covers all the 44 sounds in the English language and their major recurring spelling patterns. The step-by-step guides for Pre-K through Grade Two and core teaching resources provide everything you need for direct phonics instructions. Learning is engaging - that's the difference!
Key Teaching Techniques
The Letterland Tricks and Strategies are unique teaching techniques that motivate children to read, write and spell confidently. Once the children learn them, they can use the tricks independently whenever they are reading and writing.