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phon·ics    /ˈfäniks/


  1. a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters in an alphabetic writing system.

"A child has not begun his education until he has acquired the habit of reading to himself, with interest and pleasure, books fully on a level with his intelligence"  Charlotte Mason

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Bob Books:  Developed to guide your child gently through the earliest stages of reading, Bob Books were created to facilitate that ah-ha moment when letters first turn into words. By slowly introducing new letter sounds, using consistency, repetition and stories that fit short attention spans, your child will quickly find his or her way down the path of reading. Each level addresses a stage in reading development; this carefully crafted, simple, and progressive approach to learning assures children success and confidence from their very earliest reading experience.

Set 1: Beginning Readers 
Coloring Page

Rhyming Words 
Game: Rhyme Fish


Set 2: Advancing Beginners 
Coloring Page

Sight Words: Kindergarten 
Game: Word Search

Sight Words: First Grade 
Game: Fill-In

Sight Words
Game: Word Match

Bob Books free activities

"Guard the nursery; let nothing in that has not a true literary flavour; let the children grow up on a few books read over and over, and let them have none, the reading of which does not cost an appreciable mental effort. This is no hardship. Activity, whether of body or mind, is, joyous to a child.


"I think we owe it to children to let them dig their knowledge, of whatever subject, for themselves out of the fit book; and this for two reasons: What a child digs for is his own possession; what is poured into his ear, like the idle song of a pleasant singer, floats out as lightly as it came in, and is rarely assimilated."

"..the choice of books, which implies the play of various able minds directly on the mind of the child, is a great part of that education which consists in the establishment of relations."

Mr. Fisher says, "there are books and text-books," and the day is at hand when we shall all see that the latter are of no educational value. We rarely use text-books in the Parents' Union School but confine ourselves as far as possible to works with the imaginative grasp, the touch of originality, which distinguish a book from a text-book." Charlotte Mason

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Phonics Pathways:  Teaches students of all ages the basics of phonics with a time-tested, foolproof method.

This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches reading using sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns are introduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables, phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin every lesson. Although originally designed for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book is also successfully being used with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities. Wise and humorous proverbs encourage virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty, kindness, compassion, courage, and loyalty.

  • Offers help for all students including those with learning disabilities or very short attention spans

  • Includes extensive examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100% decodable

  • Uses a multi-sensory method that benefits all learning styles


This bestselling, much-loved book offers a complete approach to teaching phonics and reading for a fraction of the cost of other programs.

Reading Pathways:  offers an easy-to-use, highly effective approach to teaching reading accuracy and fluency to students of all ages, using a unique pyramid format.

Reading pyramids begins with one word, and slowly build into phrases and sentences of gradually increasing complexity. As the student moves from the pinnacle to the base of each pyramid, the phrase or sentence becomes a more interesting and expansive, and the student's confidence grows with each line completed. Progressively building up the amount of text per line increases eye span, strengthens eye tracking, and develops reading fluency. The book also features more challenging multi-syllable word pyramid exercises and games to further develop fluency and vocabulary. Learning to read long words by syllables removes the fear and mystique of multi-syllable words and helps students build the strong vocabulary so critical for success in reading and writing.

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Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons:  In only twenty-to-thirty 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 includes everything parents need; using the DISTAR method, lessons follow a sensible, simple plan that doesn't require complicated planning or difficult add-on activities. Building from simple exercises that cover sound identification, decoding words and sentences, irregulars, and more, lessons slowly build to more challenging tasks; vocabulary, examples, and the teacher's aspect of the lesson are carefully controlled to help children comfortably progress to a fluent level. Lessons are fully scripted with teacher instruction integrated into the examples and demonstrations.

Phonics Workbooks

Cement your students reading skills with these easy to follow phonics activity books.   Core-Skills Phonics can be easily used alongside your preferred reading program giving your student a solid foundation in reading instruction.

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