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The reading fluency and phonics method previously known as Bordertalk

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Early Level (A1)
Early Level (A2)
Early-First Level (AB1)
Early-First Level (AB2)
First Level (B1)
First Level (B2)
First-Second Level (C1)
First-Second Level (C2)

 

 

Early Level (A1)

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Early Level (A2)

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CVC words

  • -ck endings
  • -ee- and -oo- words
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Early-First Level (AB1)

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From this point pupils are expected to spot the words which contain the common phonic pattern

  • -oo- and -ee- words
  • -ck and -ll endings
  • -et two syllable words
  • initial blends - cl, fl, gl, pl, cr, gl, sl, bl, sm, sn, sk, sw, sp, dr, pr, br, fr, tr, tw, st
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Early First Level (AB2)

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  • final blends; -ld, -lf, mp, -nd, -nt, -nk, ng, -lk,-sp, -st, lt, -sk, -ft, -tch, -nch
  • medial -ar-, -or-
  • final -er, -sh
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First Level (B1)

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  • medial -ar-, -er-, -or-, -ir-, ur
  • magic E as in -age, -ate, -ame, -ave, -ake, ave, ale, ape, ade, ace, -ine, -ide, -ice, ize, aze, ive, ite, ime, ike, -one, -oke, -une, ube, uke, ute, ose, ame,
  • triple initial consonant blends; scr-, str-, thr-
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First Level (B2)

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  • The A sound; -ay ending, the -ai- diagraph,
  • The "aw" sound; -aw ending,
  • The O sound; -oa- digraph -oat, -oach, oal, oast; the -ow ending
  • The "ow" sound; -ou- digraph, -ound, -oud, -our; -ow- digraph, -own, oel, ower
  • The U sound; -oo- digraph, the -ew ending, the -ue- digraph,
  • The I sound; -y ending, -igh and -ight endings,
  • The E sound; -ee-digraph, -nny ending, -ey ending, -ea- digraph,
  • The "oy" sound; -oi- digraph, -oy ending
  • miscellaneous endings- -ttle, -tch, -nch, -aste, (unstressed) -age
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First-Second Level (C1)

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  • the common "difficult" past tenses; hissed, asked, moaned, cried, walked, shocked, stopped, wrapped, cooked, ripped, wept, married, caught, brought,
  • squ- words
  • -ful words
  • silent letters; thumb, wrong
  • soft c - city, centre
  • hard ch - chemist, orchestra
  • endings - stle, - age, -dle, -or, el, -ken, -tain,
  • sy- words; sympathy
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First-Second Level (C2)

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  • endings; -y, -ery,
  • endings; -ince, -ance
  • remove the magic "e" and add -ing; liking, gliding
  • endings; -ure, -tion,
  • endings; -al and cial, -or, -il, -ar, -ol
  • endings; - ence -able, -ent, -ant, -dge, -own(as in grown, shown)
  • -ea- as vowel sound "e" (bread, dead)
  • endings; -ines as in machines, vaccines
  • endings; -tching, -ous
  • double consonants; -bbling, pper, -ddy, -ttered, -llow, -pping, -bb-, -rr-, -mm-
 
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