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Reading with Phonics


Reading with Phonics

Phonics in context

Reading with Phonics is a blackline master series designed to reinforce students’ phonemic awareness. The books present a focus sound(s) in the context of a narrative, rather than in isolation, allowing students to practise identifying and using the sound(s) while reading and comprehending.

Thephonic soundsare presented individually in the first two books of the series. In the third book,sound families (such as a-e, ay, ai) are treated together. The sounds are presented in two narratives, a simple text followed by a more difficult one, based around the same theme. Both texts are followed by corresponding supporting worksheets with varied and interesting activities that consolidate and reinforce the focus sound. The variety ensures that the sound can be reinforced repeatedly without creating boredom. The texts and worksheets display varying degrees of difficulty, allowing teachers to provide students of differing abilities opportunities to read texts and engage in worksheets at their different developmental levels. The books can be used for whole-group, small-group or individual work.


  • worksheets to consolidate the learning ofphonic sounds
  • written for lower primary students or students requiring remedial phonics instruction
  • worksheets develop comprehension, sequencing,rhyme, grammar and sentence structure
  • different levels of difficulty indicated on worksheets
  • easy-to-follow format
  • curriculum linked