Which phonics program will give the kids the most bang for their buck in K-8 Curriculum Board Posted January 5, 2015 I use Alpha Phonics. Not sure how you would use it all in 11 weeks. But this is mainly supplemental and this book has lots of practice. There lare more lessons that focus on the short a sound with all the other basic letters then you will probably need. So you should be able to pick and choose. Another option might be to use The ABCs and All Their Tricks. It is a small reference book that covers the phonogram and lists many words that use that phonogram. It also has some explanations to help understand when and why to use the specific spelling for a given sound. This would be for you to use as a guide. You can then make make sheets or prep to use a white board or make up some games.