Recognising letters and words
First time here? Watch this introductory video, then choose a level.
A letter or letter pattern like ‘ow’ may sound different in different words. As in ‘slow down’.
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Recognising letters and words includes:
- The importance of alphabetic sequence in accessing indexed information (as in dictionaries, phone books).
- Using common letter patterns to support reading fluency.
- Understanding the contributions of other languages to the English language.
What do the levels mean?
Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.
- Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
- Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.