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Best Phonics Books Worth Your Attention

There are countless Phonics courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics (2019)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionGuided reading experts, Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne, provide teachers with clear, concise, and practical instructions and resources for planning and teaching developmentally appropriate word study and phonics lessons. Learn how students solve words, how to assess what students know and need to learn next, and what sequence, materials and activities to use to help students become proficient word solvers and independent readers.  #1,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #3 in Reading Skills Reference (Books) #1 in Education Research (Books) #1 in Elementary Education Would you like to ?If you are a…
Author(s): Jan Richardson, Michéle Dufresne

2. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons (1986)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionIs your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? RAs DISTARreg; is the most successful beginning reading program available to schools across the country. Research has proven that children taught by the DISTARreg; method outperform their peers who receive instruction from other programs. Now for the first time, this program has been adapted for parent and child to use at home. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a…
Author(s): Siegfried Engelmann , Phyllis Haddox , et al.

3. Phonics for Kindergarten, Grade K (Home Workbook) (2019)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionBuild essential skills while having fun with home workbooks! Now updated with fun, colorful pages and engaging art, each book measures 7″ x 9. 25″ and is filled with 64 pages of age-appropriate activities, puzzles, and games. These teacher-approved books are perfect for home, School, Summer breaks, and road trips! Skills covered include beginning consonant sounds, short vowel sounds, sight word recognition, and more! An incentive chart and 140 full-color stickers are also included to help parents or teachers track student progress. Home workbooks are…
Author(s): Carson-Dellosa Publishing

4. Alpha-Phonics A Primer for Beginning Readers (2015)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionThis is the NEW 2019 version of Alpha-Phonics. Now at a SENSATIONALLY LOW, LOW PRICE. The ONE & ONLY ORIGINAL Alpha-Phonics! Used by tens of thousands since it was introduced in the late 1970’s. Alpha-Phonics is probably the simplest, most effective, wonderfully priced phonics instruction programs available. HERE IS WHY IT WORKS SO WELL: IT IS SIMPLE!! There are only 44 phonograms (Sounds) the child needs to learn in order to read. Reading, contrary to what you have been told, is easy to teach because all you have to do is teach the student to SOUND OUT the words they…
Author(s): Samuel L Blumenfeld

5. A Fresh Look at Phonics, Grades K-2: Common Causes of Failure and 7 Ingredients for Success (Corwin Literacy) (2016)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionIn a Fresh Look at Phonics, Wiley Blevins, author of the blockbuster Phonics from A Z, explains the 7 ingredients of phonics instruction that lead to the greatest student gains, based on two decades of research in classrooms.  For each of these seven must haves, Wiley shares lessons, routines, word lists, tips for ELL and advanced learners, and advice on pitfalls to avoid regarding pacing, decodable texts, transition time, and more.  A Fresh Look at Phonics is the evidence based solution you have been seeking that ensures all students develop a solid foundation for reading….
Author(s): Wiley W. Blevins

6. Week-by-Week Phonics Packets: 30 Independent Practice Packets That Help Children Learn Key Phonics Skills and Set the Stage for Reading Success (2010)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionThese easy-to-manage, ready-to-reproduce practice packets are a perfect way to target the phonics skills children need to master. Activities include word-shape recognition puzzles, fill-in rhymes, riddles, and stories, word searches, scrambled sentences, word sorts, and much more. Children can work through the packets independently and at their own pace. Perfect for in-class use or homework. An effective tool for supporting second-language learners and RTI instruction. For use with Grades K–3. #20,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #19 in Science & Technology Teaching Materials #109 in Reading & Phonics Teaching…
Author(s): Joan Novelli, Holly Grundon

7. Primary Phonics Complete Storybook Package 1-6 (60 Books) (2016)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionThis Complete Starter Storybook Set 1-6 collection includes: Primary Phonics Storybooks Set 1 (10 Primary Phonics Storybooks) Primary Phonics Storybooks Set 2 (10 Primary Phonics Storybooks) Primary Phonics Storybooks Set 3 (10 Primary Phonics Storybooks) Primary Phonics Storybooks Set 4 (10 Primary Phonics Storybooks) Primary Phonics Storybooks Set 5 (10 Primary Phonics Storybooks) Primary Phonics Storybooks Set 6 (10 Primary Phonics Storybooks) #251,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Educators Publishing Service

8. Making Sense of Phonics, Second Edition: The Hows and Whys (2013)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionThis bestselling book provides indispensable tools and strategies for explicit, systematic phonics instruction in K-3. Teachers learn effective ways to build students' decoding skills by teaching letter-sound relationships, blending, word building, multisyllabic decoding, fluency, and more. The volume is packed with engaging classroom activities, many specific examples, and research-based explanations. It offers a complete phonics assessment and clear guidelines for sequencing instruction to give every student a strong foundation for reading. More than 30 reproducible forms and word lists are…
Author(s): Isabel L. Beck, Mark E. Beck

9. My Phonics Workbook: 101 Games and Activities to Support Reading Skills (2019)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionThe biggest collection of games and activities to have a BLAST learning phonicsBuilding phonics skills is the first step to reading success―and now it’s F-U-N too! My Phonics Workbook helps new readers ages 4-6 become phonics all-stars with extra fun and educational games.Watch kids learn the alphabet from A-Z and connect letters to sounds and words. With mazes, puzzles, word searches, and more, this workbook is play-packed with “aha” moments that pave the way to becoming a stellar reader.My Phonics Workbook teaches: The best lessons leave the biggest smiles―this…
Author(s): Brainard M.Ed., Laurin

10. Extra Practice for Struggling Readers: Phonics: Motivating Practice Packets That Help Intermediate Students Build Essential Decoding Skills to Succeed in Reading and Writing (2010)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionWhile phonics instruction is important for all readers, it is essential for older students whose underdeveloped reading skills impede content-area learning. This resource offers dozens of practice pages that give struggling readers multiple opportunities to recognize, review, and reinforce must-know phonics elements, such as consonants, long and short vowels, blends, digraphs, and more. With this practice, students dramatically improve their ability to recognize sound-spelling relationships and use these skills to accurately and efficiently decode words, which in turn boosts…
Author(s): Linda Beech

11. Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling, 10th Edition (2011)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionThis 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….
Author(s): Dolores G. Hiskes

12. Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read – Level 1: Early Emergent Readers (Pre-K | Ages 3-4) (1) (2017)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your Attention® Learn to Read Level 1 is the first Pre-K level in the complete 8-level Learn to Read series. – Level 2: Early Emergent Readers (Pre-K) – Level 3: Emergent Readers (Kindergarten) – Level 4: Emergent Readers (Kindergarten) – Level 5: Transitional Readers (First Grade) – Level 6: Transitional Readers (First Grade) – Level 7: Early Fluent Readers (Second Grade) – Level 8: Early Fluent Readers (Second Grade) Designed to give your child a strong foundation in phonemic awareness, a crucial pre-reading skill, Learn to Read Level…
Author(s): Hooked on Phonics

13. Phonics for First Grade, Grade 1: Gold Star Edition (Home Workbooks) (2010)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionBuild essential skills while having fun with Home Workbooks! Now updated with fun, colorful pages and engaging art, each book measures 7″ x 9.25″ and is filled with 64 pages of age-appropriate activities, puzzles, and games. These teacher-approved books are perfect for home, school, summer breaks, and road trips! Skills covered include beginning and ending consonants, blends and digraphs, long and short vowel sounds, word families, and more! An incentive chart and 140 full-color stickers are also included to help parents or teachers track student…
Author(s): Carson-Dellosa Publishing

14. Phonics and Word Study for the Teacher of Reading: Programmed for Self-Instruction (11th Edition) (2013)

Best Phonics Books Worth Your AttentionPhonics and Word Study for the Teacher of Reading is a self-paced, self-instruction program designed to help teachers independently develop a comprehensive background in phonics, syllable and accent patterns, onset-rime, the morphemes that contribute to word meaning, and phonological and phonemic awareness. The unique structure of the book is set up to ensure learning success through a careful sequence of material that guides readers through the material, coupled with a number of pedagogical aids that check reader understanding at various stages in the learning…
Author(s): Barbara J. Fox

Phonic reading books for beginner readers and reluctant readers. Books for dyslexics, activity books, books for letters and sounds. Progressive Phonics stays with the “American” version of these letters because they resemble the PRINTED versions of these letters, which children see every day in their books and schoolpapers. Children can learn the alternate versions of these letters when they learn their cursive or italic forms of handwriting. Our phonics books make it easier (and more fun!) to teach children how to read. Better still, ANYONE can use them, which makes it ideal for parents, home-schooling, teacher assistants, volunteers and teachers who need more resources. Prove you’re not a robot * Copyright 2016 • Phonics Australia • All Rights Reserved Phonics Flip Books – Free Printable Phonics Flip Charts – an excellent addition to literacy centers & home reading programs. 100s of phonics resources here

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some phonics books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction

Author(s): Donald R. Bear et al.
Publisher: Pearson, Year: 2017, Size: 10 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2224835

48 Math + Phonics worksheets! Kindergarten

Author(s): Kimberly Sullivan
Publisher: Teacher's Notebook;Kimberly Sullivan, Year: 2014, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1349286

Queen's Maid

Author(s):
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2010, Size: 26 Mb, Download: cbr
ID: 848861

Chairs in the Air

Author(s):
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2010, Size: 28 Mb, Download: cbr
ID: 848862

The Spelling Teacher's Lesson-a-Day: 180 Reproducible Activities to Teach Spelling, Phonics, and Vocabulary

Author(s): Edward B. Fry
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Year: 2010, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1103171

Sounds Great 2 - Short Vowel Sounds

Author(s): Anne Taylor
Publisher: Compass Publishing, Year: 2010, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1410057

Sounds Great 1 - Single-Letter Sounds

Author(s): Anne Taylor
Publisher: Compass Publishing, Year: 2010, Size: 15 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1410063

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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