The starting point of Ruth Miskin's popular Read Write Inc phonic teaching programme, Speed Sound Flashcards introduce the sounds and the corresponding graphemes (letters), to enable children to decode words easily so they are ready to read the storybooks. *Speed Sound Flashcards Set 1 include the letter sounds a-z and the sounds sh, ch th, nk and ng. *PictureWord cards are included for children to practice using the sounds they have learnt in context. *Guidance for parents to practice the Speed Sounds with their child is offered throughout. The creator, Ruth Miskin is currently involved in a series of nationwide training programmes for primary schools, commissioned by the UK government's Department for Education and Skills.