Some Free education sites!

Phonics for free
is a free service offered . It has information about improving reading and spelling with phonics. Free phonics lessons and spelling lessons for adults and children in the 2nd grade and older
This is a one-on-one remedial reading program for students of any age who have already re-ceived some reading instruction but who are struggling with reading. It was not originally designed for beginning readers, although it can be used for this purpose
online games
Phondot is a revolutionary system for teaching reading to beginning English readers. The system indicates pronunciation in English text without requiring that the text be respelled. The goal of the system is to make English as easy to learn to read as languages like Italian, Spanish, or Finnish.
A day-by-day programmeof systematic, synthetic phonicsfor all ages
Also by same author: Myths of reading
In this site thousands of English words have been painstakingly grouped according to their sounds and their spellings making the patterns obvious. This is the most logical and systematic method to learn English. It doesn't rely on rules to teach reading and spelling; instead, repeated exposure to a sound/letter pattern allows your brain to recognize the pattern intuitively and internalize it.
A Complete Manual: Synthetic Method of Reading and Spelling. This is perhaps the best phonics method ever published in the history of reading in America. It is certainly the most beautiful. The stories, poems and maxims are of the highest caliber. I highly recommend downloading the PDF.
Here is Pollard's First Book for Little Folk
And Pollard's 1895 First Synthetic Reader, Second Synthetic Reader, Third Synthetic Reader Here is the 1897 Primer. Free spelling is also available.

Elizabeth Burnz' 1892 The Step-by-Step Primer in Burnz' pronouncing print. Correct pronounciation shown without new letters or change of spelling.This looks like a good way to teach phonics. Also read: Pure Phonics for Home and Kindergarten,

This is more of a hands on way to teach phonics sounds! Illustrated Phonics: A Text-book for Schools (1909).

The New Beacon Primer 1921. This was a very famous and successful phonics method. Here is the 1912 edition which has the phonics charts in the front of the book, they were moved to the back in the 1921 edition. Here is the Second Beacon Reader: Folk Tales. Hazel Loring's Reading Made Easy with Blend Phonics for First Grade was influenced heavily by the Beacon method.

Readers for free

15. First Steps to Reading by J. S. Lauria (1862).
great site for free book classics Online
Old Children's books
McGuffey primer

New National First Readerby Charles J. Barnes and Various

Verse and Prose for Beginners in Readingby Horace Elisha Scudder
scroll down till it says readers!
spelling for free
is an inductive spelling program for elementary and middle school students, consisting of eight books of 48 short lessons each

Here is the 1896 edition of Rebecca Pollard Pollard's Synthetic Speller. Here is the 1887 edition of Pollard's Advanced Speller

The National Pronouncing Speller by Richard G. Parker and J. Madison Watson. A masterpiece! I have not seen their National First Reader: Primer of Word-Building

And Ear and Eye Spelling Book: A Book on Word Study for the Primary Grades by Albert R. Sabin (1904). This is for 1st-4th grade. Here is The Progressive Speller (1994) by F. P Sever. Very good speller!
help learning how to spell! Very good idea!

Other ways to teach phonics!
(Some free and some not free!)

whole-word dyslexia- Phonics Pathways by Dolores Hiskes

A Highly Structured Multi-Sensory Reading Manual for Teachers & Parents

Edu-Steps by Pat Doran
. The program was developed by professor Pat Doran of Gilbert, Arizona. Her program is called Phonics Steps to Reading Success. It is a fast-paced word attack system for developing and improving reading skills. Pat has over 30 years experience working with students with reading problems. Dramatic results have also been reported by other teachers using the program. It is appropriate for ages 10 to 100. Here is a short essay by Pat: Steps to Reading Success. The Teacher's Manual is included right on the transparancies!
Samuel Blumenfield article!

Dyslexia competency test-

Misc. phonics ideas and helps for free!
Mary Johnson’s Two Sentence Reading Test is a cleverly devised assessment for determining if
students can read by the analogy from memorized sight-words (phony-phonics). - Reading Competency Test
How well is your child reading? Print out The National Right to Read Foundation's Reading Competency Test and find out today- here it is in pdf form - Practice Quiz on Phonics
a list of phonics rules to print-
a funny article on whole language learning , not the best way to teach children to read!
Good resource for spelling, phonics and a few other subjects!
information articles with self-grading comprehension tests. Great for reading practice!
phonics flashcards to print plus many more flashcards for other things!
History of reading, very interesting! Makes you consider how you teach your children to read!

Handwriting Learning for Free!!
Handwriting, A Complete Guide To Instruction
Here you will find a wealth of material for learning calligraphy and penmanship. Cursive handwriting, Ornamental Penmanship, Copperplate, Spencerian script - we have lessons on these and much more.
How Should We Teach Our Children to Write?
Cursive First, Print Later!
By Samuel L, Blumenfeld

Manual of Free-hand Penmanship

Where I found lots of this stuff!!



Ren said...

Thanks so much for sharing those links! I am looking forward to checking them all out!

popuri said...

Hi Deb,
those were the gems! How do I start teaching my auditory learner toddler who seems keen to read? Are you an English teacher? You may PM me. tks!

SAHMinIL said...

Thanks for the links Deb :)

Dipanshu Dutta said...

Thanks for sharing the links. These will be very useful for my nephew who is a homeschooler. I also want to share a link with you, which we are using for some time. They have compressive math worksheets which cover all major topic of math skill and very useful for homeschool parents, teacher.They also have thanksgiving theme math worksheets.


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