1. March is National Reading Month

In 20- to 30-minutes a day, you can have your preschoolers and non-reading elementary-aged children at a second-grade reading level within 100 days. A complete, step-by-step program, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons uses the DISTAR method to follow a sensible, simple plan that builds from simple exercises that cover sound identification, decoding words and sentences, irregulars, and more. Lessons are fully scripted with teacher instruction. Recommended for bright 3-year-olds, on-track 4 and 5-year-olds, and non-reading elementary students, but is not recommended for struggling readers who make mistakes. 395 pages, softcover.

Master Books Foundations Phonics

An easy and fun approach to teaching your child to read, Foundations Phonics - Easy Lessons for Early Learners is a stand-alone phonics & reading program that's flexible for use in either kindergarten or first grade. As they learn each letter and sound, youngsters go on a journey from the beginning of creation to the Resurrection of Christ. Includes lessons, instructions, and suggested hands-on activities that use typical kitchen or playroom materials (materials not included). 334 pages, paperback.

Phonics & Reading Curriculum

Foundational Reading from Savvas

EPS Phonics Plus

EPS Phonics Plus is a literature-rich program that combines foundational language arts skills so that listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities connect phonic skills to build phonological awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Reading passages and decodable readers incorporate informational text, stories, plays, poetry, folk tales, and multicultural literature along with 4-color illustrations so that reading is engaging and rewarding. The Teacher Resources Manual includes the Picture Glossary and Reteaching, Learning Differences, and ELL guides. Comprehension strategies such as modeling techniques and "Think Alouds" to help students understand sentences and passages are also provided. Literature Charts model tracking and build vocabulary and the Picture Glossary contain illustrations for reading words to support ELL students as well as vocabulary development for beginning and struggling readers. Grades K - 3.

  1. Phonics Plus Picture Glossary  (Homeschool Edition)
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  2. Phonics Plus K: Student Book  (Homeschool Edition)
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  3. Phonics Plus K: Teacher Resources  (Homeschool Edition)
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  4. Phonics Plus K: Literature Chart  (Homeschool Edition)
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PAF Stepping Up In Reading

PAF (Preventing Academic Failure) is a 3-year program that uses Orton-Gillingham multisensory techniques to teach reading and spelling. It is designed to be used with Kindergarten and first graders with learning differences. It can also be used with older students who are struggling with reading. The building blocks of written language arts are presented in a logical, step-by-step order to help students experience more confidence and less frustration.

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    Phyllis Bertin, Eileen Perlman
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  3. Stepping Up in Reading 3 (Homeschool  Edition)
    Phyllis Bertin, Eileen Perlman
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  4. Preventing Academic Failure Review  Deck 1 (Homeschool  Edition)
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Ordinary Parent's Guide To Teaching Reading, Revised!

Welcome to an updated, easier-to-use edition of this popular and proven phonics program, designed to take your child from the basics all the way to a fourth-grade reading level. Using a simple scripted format with recommended teaching tools and follow-up activities, the 231 lessons follow a logical progression through vowel and consonant sounds, words, blends, digraphs, spelling, letter patterns, and more, up to full sentences and paragraphs. Includes excellent additional information for the teaching parent.

Now in its tenth edition, the classic and proven Phonics Pathways teaches the rudiments of phonics and spelling to students --from K-2 emergent readers to teens, adult learners, second language learners, and students with learning disabilities like dyslexia --in a single budget-friendly volume.

Students learn short-vowel sounds, then move on to two-letter blends (eyerobics). Charts combine sounds which students read until it becomes second nature. Three-letter words are introduced in charts that students read to blend letters into three letter words. Consonant endings, consonant digraph endings, suffix sounds, long-vowels, plurals, consonant digraph beginnings, r-modified vowels, and other phonetic lessons are covered through an introductory page with teaching tips and then charts for students to read until they are fluent. Phonics Pathway introduces patterns one at a time and slowly build syllables, words, phrases, and sentences. Includes word lists, and practice readings that are 100 percent decodable. 267 pages, lay-flat softcover.

  • Take it from the top---and get to the bottom of longer words and phrases! This highly effective pyramid approach increases accuracy and fluency using a unique format that progressively increases sentence length as your students read downward. Utilizing helpful repetition and multi-age content, it takes beginning and remedial readers through increasingly complex constructions. 136 pages, softcover from Jossey-Bass.

Mrs. Wordsmith Phonics Workbook

Make phonics fun for your kindergartener with Mrs. Wordsmith Get Reading with Phonics workbook. The short, lively reading exercises and interactive sticker activities will engage your youngster while hilarious illustrations will tickle their funny bone. Write-in activity pages provide letter writing practice and QR codes give access to audios of letter sounds being pronounced, with 51 letter-sound correspondences that move from easiest to more complex. An easy-to-understand guide for parents is provided. 200+ stickers, 176 pages, softcover. Ages 4 – 6.

Literacy Leaders Phonics Lessons

Help students achieve reading and spelling success! By targeting phonological awareness, concepts will nudge kids towards perceiving that words are made up of sounds and then illustrate how to manipulate these sounds. This easy to use manual presents phonological awareness activities grouped by phoneme and difficulty with a series of short (5-10 minutes), targeted activities. Arranged in order of developmental sequence, from rhyming to the substitution of the final phonemes in words, kids will build their categorization, syllable, and phoneme skills. Includes teaching tips. 274 reproducible pages, spiralbound softcover.

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Let's Read Series

  1. Let's Read Book 4 (Homeschool  Edition)
    Educators Publishing Service / 1996 / Trade Paperback
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  2. Let's Read Book 5 (Homeschool  Edition)
    Educators Publishing Service / 1993 / Trade Paperback
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  3. Let's Read Book 6 (Homeschool  Edition)
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  1. My First Bob Books: Pre-Reading  Skills
    Lynn Maslen Kertell
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  2. My First Bob Books: Alphabet
    Lynn Maslen Kertell
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  3. My First Bob Books: Beginning  Readers, Set 1
    Bobby Lynn Maslen
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Life of Fred: Beginning Readers

The Reading House Series

  1. The Reading House Set 1: Letter  Recognition A-L
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  3. The Reading House Set 4: Short Vowel  Clusters and Sight Words
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  4. The Reading House Set 5: Short  Vowels and Reading for Fluency
    Marla Conn
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Fantail Fiction Readers

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DK Readers & Super Readers

  1. DK Super Readers Level 3 Homes  Around the World
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  2. DK Super Readers Level 4 Shark: Apex  Predator
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  3. DK Super Readers Level 3 Deep Sea  Creatures
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  4. DK Super Readers Level 4 Mission to  Mars
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National Geographic Science & History Readers

  1. National Geographic Readers: Abraham  Lincoln
    Carrie Gilpin
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  2. National Geographic Readers: Amelia  Earhart
    Caroline Gilpin
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  3. National Geographic Readers: Anne  Frank
    Elizabeth Carney
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  4. National Geographic Readers:  Caterpillar to Butterfly
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  1. All Kids R Intelligent! English  Readers Set of 10
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  3. All Kids R Intelligent! English  Readers: There Was a Crooked Man
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Alphabet Series Decodable Readers

Students practice letter-sound relationships with decodable readers. The Alphabet Series with full-color illustrations for grades K - 6 contains decodable, controlled vocabulary, with engaging stories for beginning and struggling readers. Students will practice applying phonics rules while they develop comprehension skills. Word lists, fluency sentences, and comprehension questions are also included. Part of the Recipe for Reading reading intervention curriculum, the Alphabet Series can be used independently or with other phonics and reading programs.

Leveled readers help students by providing level-appropriate predictable text and illustrations to aid comprehension and build confidence. Making Connections Comprehension Library for grades 1 - 6 provides fables, biographies, geography, science, myth, travel, heroes and other fiction and nonfiction genres. The MCI Student Library for grades 6 - 12 is structured in three levels to assist struggling teen readers build comprehension skills and strategies. Genres include fiction, nonfiction, and graphic-novel stories. Readers look like regular novels and include photos and illustrations, ideal for teen reading intervention.

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  1. Alphabet Box
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  2. Alphabet Arc Board
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  3. Phonics, Flash Cards
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  4. CVC Word Building Cards
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  1. The Big Book of Reading  Comprehension Activities, Grade K: 100 Activities for After-School and Summer Reading Fun
    Hannah Braun MEd
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  3. Learn to Read: CVC Words  Storybook-20 Simple Stories & Activities for Beginner Readers
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Sight Words Books & Workbooks

  1. My Book of Reading Skills: Easy  Sight Words, Ages 4-6
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  3. Learn To Write Sight Words: A  Workbook for Kids
    Hayley Lewallen
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  4. My Own Books: My Sight Words 51-100
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Sight Words Hands-On Resources

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EPS/School Specialty Page

EPS/School Specialty, home of Wordly Wise, Recipe for Reading, and other proven, popular language arts curricula, provides a wide range of stand-alone, budget-friendly educational choices to teach phonics, reading, writing, and grammar. Most programs also include options for differentiated instruction for English Language Learners and students who struggle with reading and need intervention. EPS also provides well-researched curricula programs specifically for students with learning differences and for students who need remediation/intervention. Please note that these items are available for purchase by Homeschools only.

Click HERE to view all of EPS/School Specialty Language Arts courses.

Two best-selling, classic phonics teaching resources are updated to support your daily reading and phonics lessons for early elementary grades and for upper elementary students. Both titles have been updated to include the latest in phonics instruction and the science of reading, Phonics from A to Z also includes current research on handwriting and on phonemic awareness, ideas for maximizing your scope and sequence, practical tips for creating sound walls, a decodable text routine for building comprehension, and more teaching strategies. Teaching Phonics and Word Study provides a model weekly schedule with high-impact routines for older students who need support, revised word lists for irregular and decodable high-frequency words, teaching strategies, and much more.

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