Toe By Toe Phonic Test

Why We Use the Toe By Toe Phonic Test

The Toe By Toe Phonic Test tests a student’s phonetic knowledge. Students who struggle to pronounce the sounds of the Toe By Toe nonsense words correctly is a clear indication that they need help in improving their reading skills.

There are many different causes and reasons why some people have difficulties in reading text. Low intelligence is seldom the reason some people struggle to read! Indeed, some of the brightest and most intelligent children and adults can experience reading difficulties.

Common Causes of Reading Difficulties

Some common causes of reading difficulties include:

  • Dyslexia
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Auditory processing disorder (APD)
  • Autism
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • ‘Decoding’ difficulties

Decoding Text with Toe By Toe

Toe By Toe helps any child or adult who has difficulty in decoding text. That is, reading unfamiliar words confidently and accurately. It also helps improve reading fluency. That is, reading without pausing or hesitating when confronted by an unfamiliar word.

To help struggling readers learn to ‘decode’ the written word better, we have devised the Toe By Toe Phonic Test. It includes a number of ‘nonsense words’ which have particular letter combinations poor readers typically have difficulty in reading.

The Toe By Toe phonic test is designed to evaluate a student’s phonetic knowledge. Students who struggle to pronounce the sounds of these nonsense words correctly is a clear indication that they need particular coaching to improve their reading skills.

Click the link at the bottom of the page to download the Phonic Test PDF. The PDF contains clear instructions on how to conduct and evaluate the test.

Click the second link below to download the Audio Phonic Test Answers. This is an audio MP3 file.

If your child or student gets a low rating on the test, they will most definitely benefit from using Toe By Toe.

Download The Phonics Test

Audio Phonic Test Answers

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