• English Phonics for all ages and abilities 120 keywords to help learners
    choose the right sounds
    when they read and
    and the right letters
    when they spell.

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For learners in nurseries, primary and secondary schools and adult centres


The THRASS® English Phonics Chart Programme (also known as the THRASS® Programme) is for learners of all ages and abilities, including the gifted and talented, those learning English as an Additional Language (EAL), deaf and blind learners, those with dyslexia, learning or speech difficulties, and those recovering from memory loss as a result of brain injury.

S-91 English Phonics Chart A0
© ALAN DAVIES 2014 ISBN 978-1-906295-91-2
Using the charts, can you find the right sound-boxes for the spellings in words?

The colourful resources are used with individuals, groups, classes and/or whole schools. They are used to develop speaking and listening skills, vocabulary and general knowledge. They are also used to teach learners to read words by sight and to focus on the meaning, and to work out the right sounds when they cannot read a word, and visualise and name the right letters when they cannot spell a word (through using a thorough knowledge of the keyspellings and non-keyspellings of English). In summary, the programme uses '120 keywords to help learners choose the right sounds when they read and the right letters when they spell'. Using the charts, learners find the right sound-boxes for the spellings in words.


Learners are taught for 15-60 minutes a day, depending on their age and ability.

Cued Speech makes it easier for deaf learners of all ages to understand and use English. It can also be used as an add-on to lip-reading for adults who are experiencing a loss of hearing. See our S-89 English Phonics Chart (Cued Speech Version) in MAIN RESOURCES.

THRASS and the new Primary Curriculum for English
National Curriculum for England from September 2014