Phonics (4-6)


  1. ABC Fast Phonics – A free tutorial that uses cartoons and sounds with audio narration and clickable words to teach phonics. This method teaches just basic phonics concepts without struggle or frustration and includes rules for vowels, consonants, and blends along with practice pages.
  2. ESL Flashcards (Phonics) – Find phonics sets for practicing long and short vowel sounds, consonant digraphs and blends, as well as sets for teaching non-phonetic sight words.
  3. Fun Fonix – There are 10+ worksheet makers and printable game templates to make custom worksheets and an additional section of free online phonics games for students. It is a phonics warehouse of resources and materials designed to move quickly through phonics rules. Ideal for teachers with limited time for phonics instruction or educators who need additional materials for learning and practice.
  4. K5 Learning – These free worksheets help your kids learn to define sounds from letters to make words:
  5. Kiz Phonics – There is a heavy emphasis placed on the proper progression through fundamentals, like the alphabet, phonics, pronunciation, sentence structure, and reading techniques. There are many free resources available on the website but, to take full advantage of the program, a paid subscription will be needed.
  6. Lalilo – A research-based and comprehension program in both French and English. Students work on adaptive exercises in phonics, word recognition, and comprehension. Students journey through different worlds, collecting badges and unlocking stories. Teachers can track whole class and individual progress as well as assign specific lessons. Basic option is free but premium services require payment.
  7. Lanternfish – Lanternfish phonics generally follows a synthetic phonics progression with an emphasis on phoneme-grapheme correspondences (as opposed to onset-rime phonics).  There are other resources listed here as well that emphasize sight wordsdecoding skills, and early reading skills.
  8. Letterland – Award-winning Pre-K through Grade Three resources for teaching phonics and foundational literacy skills. Created to teach phonics using a story-based approach. The story logic engages students leading to long term retention of concepts. It activates every learning channel through music, actions, alliteration, movement, song, art, games and role-play.
  9. LiveWorksheets (Phonics) – Liveworksheets allows you to transform your traditional printable worksheets into interactive worksheets and take full advantage of the new technologies applied to education: they may include sounds, videos, drag and drop exercises, join with arrows, multiple choice… and even speaking exercises, that the students must do using the microphone.
  10. Mr. Nussbaum Learning & Fun – This section contains activities, games, and resources related to phonics. A good way to fit in some brief phonics instruction with the games when you are unable to do a complete phonics lesson. Note: Not all games are free… some require a subscription to Mr. N365.
  11. Reading Rockets – Some very good information about how to begin a phonics program with some great resource ideas. There are even videos to help understand what to do. Below, you will find a list of the different webpages with phonics information:
  12. Scholastic Teachables – Everything imaginable to complement your language arts and literacy lessons: printable study tools, belnds and digraphs worksheets, practice pages, and activities that focus on phonics, word families, reading fluency, spelling, word sorts, vocabulary, and handwriting.
  13. Sing Your Way Through Phonics – Tired of teaching phonics through boring worksheets and repetitive drill? Action Factor’s Sing Your Way Through Phonics Program CDs, Mini-Charts, and Read-and-Sing books help kids build reading foundations by capitalizing on their natural playfulness, energy, and creativity. Dedicated to the principle that children learn best when they are actively involved. 
  14. SoftSchools – A multicurricular website with phonics games, worksheets and flashcards for primary students or ELL students.
  15. SRA Phonics – Lead students from direct teacher instruction to independent use of phonics skills. Designed to complement any reading program, this integrated language approach teaches listening, writing, reading, and language study.
  16. The School Run – The step-by-step explanation takes you through the different stages of phonics learning, what your child will be expected to learn and the vocabulary you need to know. It also has a large selection of free phonics worksheets to download for your child.

Lesson Ideas to Get You Started…