Tami Reis-Frankfort

Phonic Books, Co-Founder

About this speaker

Tami Reis-Frankfort began teaching in a mainstream school in London 30 years ago. She soon realised that her teacher training had not prepared her to teach the struggling readers in her class. She began working with EAL (English as Additional Language) children and noticed how some children were able to catch up with their peers, while others struggled.

Training in Dyslexia was a huge water shed moment: she discovered structured literacy and phonics. She trained in the Sounds-Write program and taught struggling readers at learning centre for 20 years. While working at the centre she found the children lacked engaging decodable reading materials and together with two colleagues, Wendy Tweedie and Clair Wilson, she founded Phonic Books – a specialist publisher of decodable books. In recent years she has been working with the publisher Dorling Kindersley on a range of non-fiction decodable books for beginner readers that combine learning about the world and learning to decode.

Phonic Books specializes in truly decodable books for beginner and older readers. You can find out more at www.phonicbooks.com

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Decodable Books – a Bridge to Grade Level Reading

25 June 2024, 06:00 PM
Tami Reis-Frankfort