Introduction of our school-based
RWI programme and features


Reporter: What is the target and purpose of RWI?

Miss Cheung: Read Write Inc. Phonics helps students to read accurately and fluently. It can strengthen their comprehension skills. It allows students to learn how to form each letter and spell each word. First students learn to read the 44 sounds and blend them into words. Then they learn to read the same sounds with alternative graphemes.

Reporter: What are the features of the RWI programme?

Miss Cheung: From P.1-3, we have 3 lessons of RWI per week and integrate the skills into the G.E. programme. While from P.4-6 students, they will have a school-based reading and writing programme with authentic books. Students will complete all the pure sounds after their first 3 years in our school. They will be able to use their blending and segmenting skills to spell and create their own sentences by the time they get to P.4.





Set 1 sounds


Green storybooks

Complete 26 pure sounds

Blending pure sounds will greatly improve their comprehension skills


Set 2 sounds

Pink storybooks

Complete 90% of the pure sounds

Able to write complete sentences


Set 3 sounds

Orange storybooks

Complete 100% of the pure sounds

Able to write short paragraphs


Set 1

Set 2

Set 3


Reporter: How does RWI help students in learning English at school?

Miss Cheung:  Applying RWI in English learning at school can enhance students’ writing and spelling skills. It helps students to learn the correct letter formation and how to join letters speedily and accurately. Reading RWI storybooks and ditties allow students to do composition based on their own experiences and the stories they’ve read. Students can apply segmenting and blending skills to enhance their vocabulary and develop their comprehension skills. The blending and segmenting skills help students identify the pure sounds in each word, so that they can write what they hear and master better spelling, writing and speaking skills.