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Read Write Inc. Phonics: Ditty Photocopy Masters

Photocopiable short texts for extra decoding practice

Author Ruth Miskin and Illustrator Tim Archbold

Suitable for:  Teachers of children aged 4 to 6 who are learning to read and write (and struggling readers up to age 9)

Price:  £34.00

ISBN: 978-0-19-837422-0
Publication date: 07/07/2016
Paperback: 56 pages
Dimensions: 297x210mm

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The Ditty Photocopy Masters include individual worksheets with short sentences and texts that contain Set 1 (and some Set 2) Speed Sounds for children who need extra practice decoding. They also include simple writing and comprehension activities.


  • Ditties 120 can be used as a more gradual introduction to short groups of CVC words before children read the Red Ditty Books
  • Ditties 2140 can be used after the children have read the Red Ditty Books for further practice
  • Ditties 4150 can be used for children who have read Set 1 Green Storybooks and Set 2 Purple
  • Storybooks but need more practice reading words with ay, ee, igh, ow, oo before reading Set 3 Pink Storybooks
  • Comprehensive professional development from Ruth Miskin Training ensures consistent practice across your school
Age range 5-7
Year group Foundation, Year 1/P2
This page was last updated on 23 February 2020 at 04:30 GMT


  • Read Write Inc. Phonics has had a massive impact on our phonic results, raising them from 56% to 96%. All of our staff enjoy using the programme, including our teaching assistants, who feel it has empowered them. We are all amazed and delighted at the difference it has made to teaching and learning in our school. - Joan Cullen, Head Teacher, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Luton
  • Read Write Inc. Phonics is effective because of the speed in which the children are able to make progress. There is a very clear structure and children are empowered to succeed because of the systematic and rigorous approach. - Katherine Roberts, Reading Manager, Elmhurst Primary School, Newham
  • As a Head Teacher, its wonderful to have such confidence in a programme that you know no child will leave Key Stage 1 as a poor reader. How amazing is that! - Jacqueline Savage, Principal, Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate, Wakefield
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