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What Phonics is the understanding that there is a predictable relationship between the sounds of spoken language, and the letters and spellings that represent those sounds in written language.
Why Systematic and explicit phonics instruction has been proven to significantly improve word recognition, spelling, and comprehension. Students who get solid phonics instruction in primary grade are:
-more successful readers
-better at making meaning if they master the alphabetic principle through code-emphasis instruction, not whole word instruction.
-more fluent readers
How Instruction in phonics should be sequential and follow a logical scope and sequence. Good phonics instruction infuses meaning along the way without making it the sole focus. It should include reading and writing skills and should connect to phonemic awareness.
Grades K-2 phonics should be explicitly and systematically taught and practiced during tier 1 everyday for at least 30 minutes per day. An additional 15-30 minutes per day, 3-4 days per week should be given to tier 2 & 3.
Grades 3-6 phonics instruction should include tier 1 explicit instruction in multisyllabic word reading and spelling for 10-15 minutes per day 3-4 days per week.  Students in these grades who struggle with phonics should also receive an additional 15-30 minutes of tier 2 and 3 instruction 3-4 days per week.
Classroom Strategies Phonics Strategies and WHEN to use them
Really Great Reading Letter Tile Free Play
Letter Names/Sounds Daily Routine
Ideas for Letter/Name Sound Walk to Read (Planet Kindergarten)
Sound Wall Key Ideas
Kindergarten Decodable Text (Countdown)
High Frequency and Irregulary Spelled Words Heart Word Magic
UEN High Frequency Words
K High Frequency Word Cards
1st Grade Irregularly Spelled Word Cards
1st Grade High Frequency Word Cards
2nd Grade Irregularly Spelled Word Cards
95% Group Blending (K) Blending Continuum
95% Group MSRC (3-6) Weekly Pacing Guide
6 Syllable Types with Gestures
Vowel Posters

Blends Posters
Digraphs & Silent Letters Posters
Acadience Progress Monitoring Login
Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) Student Materials
Really Great Reading Letter Knowledge Survey
Kindergarten Foundational Skills Survey
1st Grade Foundational Skills Survey
Diagnostic Decoding Surveys
95% Group PSI Flowchart
PSI Diagnostic
Intervention Letter Names/Sounds Interventions
Phonics Continuum

Planning for Effective Phonics Intervention
Other Interventions Letter Sounds
CVC Words
Blends and Digraphs
Complex Vowels
Complex Consonants
Multisyllable Words