Classical Phonics
A Child's Guide to Word Mastery
Cheryl Lowe
Grades K-2

Classical Phonics is a deceptively simple little book our teachers and families use constantly in both kindergarten and first grade. It consists of phonetically arranged word lists for students to practice their growing phonics skills. In a word list there are no context clues, so the learner must rely on his mastery of letter sounds. For instance, if your child can pronounce each word in this list correctly – pot, pat, pit, put, pet – he knows his short vowel sounds, and you can move on to long vowels! If not, he needs more practice, and Classical Phonics is the most effective tool we know of to address the repetition that young ones need when learning to read. Classical Phonics can be used as a supplement to any phonics program, and covers nearly all English phonograms and sounds taught through second grade. Classical Phonics is your handy tool for phonics practice and for building confident readers.



Click here to read Cathy Duffy's Review of Classical Phonics

"I can't say enough about Classical Phonics, the phonics handbook included in the curriculum. The more I understand this deceptively simple teaching tool, the more I like it. I call it my phonics secret weapon. I am using it daily to review all the phonics as we start second grade, and I have seen a tremendous improvement in reading already." - Angelina


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