Phonics for Reading and Spelling Phonogram Activity Sheets
Set of 72 reproducible activity sheets to reinforce phonics instruction, created by the author of Phonics for Reading and Spelling. While the cut, color, and paste activities are an excellent complement to that program, the sheets can be used just as effectively alongside any phonics presentation. Each activity page focuses on a different letter or phonogram, and often requires the student to cut out letter and phonogram and pieces and glue them onto other sheets. Instructions and a phonogram pronunciation key with references to the Phonics for Reading: A Primer are included, although the sheets can be used just as effectively alongside any phonics presentation.
Programs in this section go beyond teaching children how to read, incorporating phonetic readers, spelling and writing as well. Arranged roughly by grade/age.
An intensive, multisensory phonics program, using a phonogram approach similar to The Writing Road to Reading. The main flaw we find in WRR is the difficulty homeschoolers find in implementing it without additional instructional materials that can be difficult to obtain. This book, authored by Bonnie Dettmer, is very simple to use, with clear directions for the teacher. Beginning with the 26 alphabet phonograms, all 72 basic phonograms (symbols for sounds) are taught. It incorporates handwriting and spelling also, reinforcing the phonograms as they are taught. Handwriting begins with the teaching of the letter sounds. Spelling instruction begins after the first 52 phonograms are introduced. Gradually, other language skills are added, such as writing complete sentences, adding affixes to words, and contractions. Reading is introduced only after students are able to construct original sentences. The program, encased in a sturdy three-ring binder, includes a set of basic phonogram cards, a CD containing the phonogram sounds, and the Spelling Scale For Home Educators. Each of these can also be purchased separately.