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At first the specialist terminology of synthetic phonics can be daunting but don’t worry it will soon become first-hand. As in other areas of learning, using the terminology is a big step towards understanding the whole process. This is why the technical terms are taught explicitly to the children, who will soon pick them up and use them confidently. Automaticity Phonic knowledge is only the first step toward reading. If reading is to become fluent then children need to recognise words quickly and automatically. In order to gain meaning from a text, children must read it fluently. That is why Get Reading Right encourages games like Fast Read. Blending Blending is the process of synthesising words or syllables from their constituent phonemes in the correct order to read whole words. Camera words Also called ‘tricky’ or ‘irregular, high-frequency words’. These are words which children may find difficult to read and spell when their phonic knowledge and skills are not yet learned. These are words which cannot yet be easily decoded. The child must look at the word and see if he/she knows any of the phonemes and then go on to remember the tricky, irregular part. Each level of the Get Reading Right Practice Books has a camera book to teach these words. Decoding The process of decoding a word has two stages. Firstly the individual grapheme-phoneme correspondence is recognised and then the phonemes are blended or synthesised into the word as it is read. Reading (blending) and spelling (segmenting) are reversible processes that are taught simultaneously in synthetic phonics. Digraph A digraph is a two-letter grapheme that makes one phoneme. For example /sh/ makes one phoneme in ‘ shop’ and the vowel digraph /oa/ makes one phoneme in ‘boat’. © Get Reading Right 2011 182 Technical Vocabulary