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Games or videos?  Free version or paid?

free videos on YouTube:  alphablocks, between the lions

paid games:  nessy.com

Free curriculum or tutoring resources:  thephonicspage.org, https://www.marooneyfoundation.org

Free online readers:  I see Sam books at http://marriottmd.com/sam/index.html

 

If you can be more specific,  I could probably link more in those specific categories. 

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Elizabeth B's site: thephonicspage.org   --- videos, printables, and it is older learner/remedial friendly.  http://www.thephonicspage.org/

Don Potter's site also has lots of good stuff that isn't too kiddy.... http://donpotter.net/education_pages/reading-instruction.html

I really like Word Mastery and Blend Phonics from Don's site.  I've used them with younger ones learning to read and with older kids who still needed systematic phonics work.  Word Mastery page   Blend Phonics page 

And there's always Alphaphonics.... https://englishandschool641596205.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/alpha-phonics-workbook.pdf

Don Potter's site also has stuff that meshes with Alphaphonics.  Here's Don's lesson plans to go with Alphaphonics  - http://donpotter.net/pdf/alpha-phonicslessonplans.pdf

 

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ProgressivePhonics.com  -has phonics lessons and free printable readers you read with your children (color coded so they read part and you read part).   You can also read the readers online.  It doesn't go as far on phonics as things like AAS.

Starfall.com - good beginner stuff, completely online.   Not sure how far it goes.

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The Nessy stuff is pretty good - as a parent of a dyslexic who has studied more about reading theory than I ever planned on, I like it. I put the Hairy Letters app on my 4 yr old's fire tablet. My 11 yr old uses Nessy Reading and spelling online. 

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We have liked Reading Horizons Discovery for younger kids and Reading Horizons Elevate for older kids.  We also did a trial of Nessy, but my kids preferred Reading Horizons at the time so stuck with it.  The initial year costs more, but to renew the subscription is about $50 for a year.  It was good as a stand alone for one of my dyslexic kids after age 10 and it was good a supplement for another dyslexic kid.

 

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17 hours ago, Lovinglife123 said:



I was thinking about sharing this resource that I found.  It’s on YouTube.  I use the actual product, but because of Covid, teachers created tons of phonics instruction videos. All you would need is a dry erase board.  If you search for fundations you will find a ton of videos.. 
 

for level 2...

for level 1...

 

Did you have any formal training?  I did Pre-K with my son and I got the K teacher book, but it’s so intimidating. Also, he’s really excited to read actual books right now…but not so excited for the type of foundational work that’s in K, s as although he needs it!

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On 5/13/2021 at 8:36 AM, Zoo Keeper said:

Zoo Keeper, do you have a link to who is hosting this file? Ignore me, if it is better not posted. It is getting harder and harder to access a copy of this file and it really is a shame, because this edition is my absolute favorite edition. I just often resort to using a nasty used copy of How to Tutor, instead of this better later edition.

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1 hour ago, Hunter said:

Zoo Keeper, do you have a link to who is hosting this file? Ignore me, if it is better not posted. It is getting harder and harder to access a copy of this file and it really is a shame, because this edition is my absolute favorite edition. I just often resort to using a nasty used copy of How to Tutor, instead of this better later edition.

Hunter, I'm not sure; I found the link through google...  I also hope it can stay easily available, it's a great resource!

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3 minutes ago, Zoo Keeper said:

Hunter, I'm not sure; I found the link through google...  I also hope it can stay easily available, it's a great resource!

Thanks for posting it!!!

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18 minutes ago, domestic_engineer said:

@Hunter Don Potter also has a copy of Alpha-phonics available. Click on the link contained in item #1 on this page:  http://www.donpotter.net/reading_clinic.html

Thank you!!! I did not know about that recent addition to his site! Right after Sam Blumenfeld died, his stuff was plastered for free all over the internet. But as soon as everyone knew about it and began to use it, the hosts of the material blocked access unless you surrendered a lot of personal information to them.

Don Potter is one of my heroes. God bless him for managing to get the rights to host this file and offer it to everyone. We should all have the right to learn to read. Sam cared more about people learning to read than making a profit. He is one of my heroes, too. I grew up with an illiterate step-parent and literacy issues are important to me in general. And as a Christian, the ability to read the Bible is a religious freedom issue.

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