Support students who struggle with reading comprehension due to weak phonemic awareness and decoding skills with the Phonics for Reading series. The books across the three levels of the series help build phonemic awareness, decoding and fluency skills to strengthen reading comprehension. They include systematic, explicit instruction that builds confidence and motivation. Furthermore, the books are specifically designed to appeal to older students, so that they can be used across the curriculum and year levels to bring instruction to the students who need them most, regardless of age.
Phonics for Reading uses explicit, systematic instruction. Because students, regardless of age or ability, must learn letter-sound relationships, decoding rules and various strategies for pronouncing words, they benefit from systematic, teacher-directed lessons.
The structure of each lesson in the three levels of Phonics for Reading is consistent throughout the program, so students are able to focus on the content rather than on the teaching procedures being used. Lessons are carefully scripted for the teacher in the Teacher Guide for each level so that instruction is just as easy to deliver as it is to follow!
The Third Level in the Phonics for Reading series expands on students' knowledge of concepts by focusing on: letter/vowel combinations; prefixes and suffixes; minor sounds of c and g; and minor sounds of vowel combinations.
Phonics for Reading also provides word-recognition and spelling instruction, story reading and independent activities.
Assessment opportunities include:
- Placement Tests - Use for placing students within the program or to measure growth at the end of the program or school year.
- Checking Up - Ten activities throughout each level offer teacher and students a formal measure of skills.
- Fluency Assessment - Teacher Guides for Second and Third Level provide directions for using story passages to assess fluency and activities for building fluency.