Learn to Read & Spell using
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™
Unique, Systematic, Phonics-based
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 is a uniquely designed systematic phonics-based approach to support children who are learning to read, write & spell their 3-letter short vowel rhyming word family words.
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 is designed to specifically target the learning of words for beginning or early readers who are learning their CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) 3-letter short vowel words using onset-rime sounds in these words.
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ is super simple, super fun, super motivating and reaps results! Stay tuned for Volume 2 teaching 4-letter short vowel words coming in the future!
Our Learn to Read & Spell with Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 Reference book (hard copy & e-book) and Ricardo’s Word Grid™ range of apps (IOS & Android) can easily be added to supplement any existing English curriculum.
Read more here to see how Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 resources align with the current Australian English Foundation & Year 1 Curriculums and English curriculums in several other countries.
The Children Love It
I also wanted to share with you, that I used ‘Learn to Read & Spell’ with Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 Reference Book to show our education officer (as we homeschool our children) and she was so thrilled to see it. I shared with her how it has helped both Levi and Rebekah to start reading and spelling.'”
Ben and Leah and children – Levi, Rebekah and Samuel
What A Great Book
Original concept, visually engaging and useful for children to understand real and nonsense words.’
Marianne, Adelaide, Australia – Home-schooling educator and mother of 8 children
Bright, Colourful & So Much Fun
‘I have been a primary school teacher for over 25 years and I absolutely love the Ricardo Reading Mouse® educational products. They are very bright, colourful and so much fun and are engaging for children to use.
There is so much variety for parents or education providers to choose from with the posters, games, workbooks, cards, songs and with the apps, children can learn to read anywhere – anytime!
Jacqui P, Parent & Teacher, Brisbane, Australia – BA Teach. Dip Ed., BA Justice Studies
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Feature Products
Learn to Read & Spell with Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 Reference Book – hard copy or e-book!
Learn to Read & Spell with Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 Reference book teaches all 230 short vowel, 3-letter rhyming word families’ in a well-designed, evidence-informed systematic phonics-based approach
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 is chapterised according to the ending or rime of the 3-letter Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) short vowel word.
eg. Letter T Word Grid™ teaches all 46 ‘at, et, it, ot, ut’ short vowel rhyming word families’ words in one chapter.
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 Reference Book is currently available in both hard and e-book format. Currently there are 3 apps, which each realte to a chapter of the book. See more info below.
To see the word grid in action, scroll down to watch a short video.
For use at home or in class, this uniquely designed Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ is simply fantastic!
Vibrant & Engaging Illustrations
Each of the 230 words that are taught in Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 are accompanied by a beautiful illustration at the beginning of each word families’ chapter, but as the chapter progresses, the illustrations are removed, leaving just the word.
Children love learning using the beautiful illustrations and find them very engaging.
They can be used to enhance the meaning or comprehension and memory of the words and also incorporated into story telling.
Simple & easy to use
Children are easily able to make words using the onset or beginning letter sound together with the rime or two letter ending sound in words.
Wordlists for all the words in each word families’ chapter are listed for easy reference in an appendiix.
The Ricardo English Word Grid™ apps incorporate interactive lessons which can be used at home or in class, on a device or whiteboard.
Supports students’ learning in Foundation/Prep and Year 1 Australian English Curriculums and various other national literacy curriculums.
Aligns with National Literacy Curriculums
Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ apps
Ricardo’s Letter B Word Grid™
Learn to read & spell 24 ‘ab, eb, ib, ob, ub’ 3-letter word family words with interactive lessons and rewards
Ricardo’s Letter N Word Grid™
Learn to read & spell 34 ‘an,en,in,on,un’ 3-letter word family words with songs, interactive lessons and rewards
Ricardo’s Letter T Word Grid™
Learn to read & spell 46 ‘at,et,it,ot,ut’ 3-letter word family words with songs, interactive lessons and rewards
Ricardo's Letter T Word Grid™ app - is one of 3 Ricardo Word Grid™ apps!
Enjoy learning all 46 'at, et, it, ot, ut' word families' rhyming words in this globally available IOS & Android app with songs, lessons and rewards!
Ruby, Jasmine & Rebekah, Australia
Enjoying learning to read & spell using Ricardo's English Word Grid™ Volume 1 Reference Book!
Ricardo's English Word Grid™ Mat - home or classroom learning tool!
This wonderful interactive mat is in product development phase and will be released in the future! Interest and feedback thus far has been excellent, thank you to those involved!
Watch Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ in action!
Father & Daughter read 3-letter short vowel word family words together using Ricardo’s English Word Grid™ Volume 1 Reference Book – available in hard copy & e-book format.
Not Quite Ready to Read, Write & Spell yet?
Our Pre-reading, Pre-writing & ABC Resources are made just for you!
Our pre-reading & pre-writing resources provide support for essential skills like eye-hand co-ordination, visual processing ie. noticing same, different, positional or directional aspects of understanding what you see, listening, following instructions, turn taking etc.
They use the same illustrations and alphabet characters as the ABC and Learn to Read resources, which children love!
Ricardo Reading Mouse® ABC Resources teach all 26 initial or beginning letter sounds that associate with each of the 26 English alphabet letter names and forms.
Our written language is a code for the sounds it represents and our resources are a perfect place to start as you read, write, sing & dance together with your child or student!