Discover resources for teaching phonics at home.
Homeschool Phonics Curriculum
Adapted fromThe Virginia Homeschool Manual.Compiled by Vicki Bentley, Susan Brooks, Janice Campbell, and Rachel Ramey. Most of the subject-specific resources can be ordered from the major curriculum suppliers listed under “Homeschool Material Sources,” but publisher websites are indicated where appropriate. Publisher websites often offer additional product information, articles, links to other sites, and free e-newsletters.
AlphaphonicsSamuel Blumenfeld’s simple, classic method of teaching phonics. www.alpha-phonics.com
British Broadcasting CorporationThe BBC site offers free games and phonics-teaching support. www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures
Eagle’s Wings Educational MaterialsAlphabet Island Phonics program. www.eagleswingsed.com
Educators Publishing ServiceSecular materials with strong phonics base and remedial focus. www.epsbooks.com
Floral Alphabet Coloring BookThree-dimensional alphabet coloring book Dover Publications
The Gift of Readingby Trudy Palmer Understanding the six stages of reading development with daily lesson plans and spelling rules.
Phonics for Reading and SpellingUses Spalding’s Writing Road to Reading method.
The Phonics GameSix educational games to teach phonics and reading skills. www.games2learn.com
Play ‘N’ TalkA multi-sensory, easy to use, phonics-based reading and spelling program based on word families, such as the “at” family (at, bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat). www.play-n-talk.com
Reading Made Easy
by Valerie BendtFully scripted, Christian, phonics-based reading curriculum.
Rigg’s InstituteA non-profit literary agency that carries materials based on the methods of Orton and Spalding. www.riggsinst.org
Saxon PublishersSecular phonics program from the publishers of the well-known math texts. www.saxonpub.com
Scaredy Cat Reading System
by Joyce HerzogMulti-sensory program with songs, storytelling, and games. www.joyceherzog.com
Sing, Spell, Read & WriteAn award-winning, multi-sensory program for teaching reading, comprehension, spelling, handwriting, grammar, and creative writing to pre-K through elementary-age students. www.pearsonlearning.com
StarfallOnline phonics lessons. www.starfall.com
Talicor (Aristoplay)Offers various phonetic/spelling games. www.talicor.com
Teach America to Read and Spell (TATRAS)An easy way to teach phonics using the Saltmine & Hifwip Reading Program, which uses vertical phonics, teaching all the sounds of a phonogram at one time, rather than learning short sounds or hard sounds first, then long sounds or soft sounds later. www.verticalphonics.com
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
by Engelmann, Haddox, and BrunerStep-by-step, ultimately simple method for teaching phonics and reading at the same time.
Victory Drill BookPhonics drill curriculum for beginning readers, including remedial work.
The Writing Road to Reading
by Romalda SpaldingTeaches phonics, spelling, grammar, and much more. Can be challenging to use.