WHAT IS SMART WORDS?
Smart Words is a school-wide spelling programme, which teaches children the foundation skills for literacy and spelling conventions. The programme empowers children as spellers and learners.
Smart Words was written by the creators of PMP and the two programmes are complementary in their approach to the development of early learning skills.
Smart Words and the LiteracyProgressions
The Smart Words Programme covers most of the "knowledge and skills" listed in the reading and writing progressions (this is half the progressions for each year group). If children work through the programme they will develop the skills needed for fluent reading and writing.
The Smart Words program is a sequential and developmental Word Study/Spelling programme of 24 levels. It introduces the knowledge and strategies required for effective spelling in a carefully structured sequence of activities, featuring...