Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs Book 7: Multisyllable Magic : Revising the Main Sounds and Working on 2, 3 and 4 Syllable Words book cover
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Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs Book 7: Multisyllable Magic
Revising the Main Sounds and Working on 2, 3 and 4 Syllable Words

ISBN 9781138313682
Published October 12, 2018 by Routledge
472 Pages 98 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs is a complete, structured, multisensory programme for teaching reading and spelling, making it fun and accessible for all. This fantastic seven-part resource offers a refreshingly simple approach to the teaching of phonics, alongside activities to develop auditory and visual perceptual skills. Specifically designed to meet the needs of pupils of any age with special educational needs, the books break down phonics into manageable core elements and provide a huge wealth of resources to support teachers in teaching reading and spelling.

Book 7: Multisyllable Magic focuses on revising the main complex sounds from previous books and working on words with 2, 3 and 4 syllables. It also explores words with key suffixes (-tion/ -sion/ -ture/ -sure/ -cious/ -cial). Each chapter contains 10 engaging activities, including syllable jigsaw, sounds like a syllable, syllable trap and spelling challenge, plus handy highlighted word cards. Thorough guidance is provided on how to deliver each activity, as well as a lesson planner template to support learning.

Each book in the series gradually builds on children’s understanding of sounds and letters and provides scaffolded support for children to learn about every sound in the English language. Offering tried and tested material which can be photocopied for each use, this is an invaluable resource to simplify phonics teaching for teachers and teaching assistants and provide fun new ways of learning phonics for all children.

This book is accompanied by a companion resource, 'Phonics for Pupils with Complex SEND ', to be used alongside the Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs programme. The activities from Books 1-6 of the programme are adapted to be accessible for non-verbal pupils, including AAC users, and those with physical disabilities.

Table of Contents


  1. o-e
  2. ee
  3. a-e
  4. er
  5. e
  6. ow
  7. oy
  8. oo
  9. u
  10. i-e
  11. aw
  12. air
  13. ar
  14. o
  15. i
  16. u-e
  17. PART 2

  18. Set 1- mixed 3 syllable (basic words with no schwa)
  19. Set 2- mixed 3 syllable (basic words with schwa)
  20. Set 3- mixed 3 syllable (advanced words)
  21. Set 4- mixed 4 syllable (advanced words with schwa)
  22. Suffixes- shun (tion/ cian / ssion)
  23. Suffixes- ziun (sion)
  24. Suffixes- cher (ture)
  25. Suffixes- zier (sure/ zure)
  26. Suffixes- shus (cious/ scious/ tious)
  27. Suffixes- shul (cial/ tial)





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Ann Sullivan is an educational consultant and trainer. Having gained experience of teaching in mainstream primary classrooms and in secondary learning support departments, she went on to become a high school SENCO. The move to specialist education seemed natural and for nine years she worked as an outreach/advisory teacher based at a specialist support school, providing advice, support and training to staff in mainstream schools to enable them to meet the needs of their pupils with SEND. She became a Specialist Leader in Education in 2017. Ann has made it her career’s work to explore the best ways of teaching young people to read, spell and write effectively, leading her to develop these resources, which she has tested in a variety of mainstream and special schools.