eloquacious Posted December 13, 2011 Share Posted December 13, 2011 I'm surprised that no one ever mentions the UK Letters and Sounds phonics program (or should I say programme?) when discussing free phonics curricula. There is an entire manual to cover two years of teaching, here https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationdetail/page1/DFES-00281-2007 Then on Sparklebox (http://www.sparklebox.co.uk), twinkl (http://www.twinkl.co.uk), and, appropriately enough, Letters and Sounds http://www.letters-and-sounds.com there are TONS of free printables, including spelling stuff, handwriting instruction (a D'Nealian-style font called Sasson Infant), etc. There is the Mr. Thorne Does Phonics / Grammar series on YouTube (also available as an iPad app, though there you have to pay), and yes, Mr. Thorne has also done videos for US pronunciation. One of our favorite cheap phonics iPad apps, PocketPhonics, follows the introduction of the phonograms exactly as this program does it. (Incidentally, the Jolly Phonics program is similar, though not free, but you can find free printables and videos to go along with that, too - YouTube is a phonics video treasure trove!) Anywho, I just thought I'd throw these links out there for those looking for free resources. Combine these with some great free primers (Blend Phonics, Word Mastery, or the Flesch primer coming out via Readingbear.com), and even readers like Progressive Phonics, the first 52 Sam Books, and of course others available in the library, and I don't see why anyone needs to pay for a reading program. (Quoth the woman who owns about 8 - but then I'm researching for my own free online reading curriculum offerings. ;>) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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