List of phonics programs
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There is a relatively small body of very complete programs that have been widely used in schools and clinics that teach students with reading difficulty. These are listed below. There is an increasing number of programs available for computers and online. The quality of these products varies dramatically.
Widely used phonics curriculaEdit
The following programs are comprehensive reading curricula with a phonics base.
- Preventing Academic Failure (PAF) program (1978)
- Reading Mastery by SRA/McGraw-Hill, previously known as DISTAR
- Logic of English
- Open Court Reading; name changed to "Imagine It!" in 2008
- Phono-graphix (1993) – developed by Carmen and Geoffrey McGuinness
- Smart Way Reading and Spelling (2001)
- Spalding Method
Although the UK Government lists several phonics programmes on a website page entitled 'Phonics: choosing a programme' and provides their self-assessment forms, it neither approves nor endorses programmes:
Completed and verified self-assessments are displayed on this website for schools to browse through before making a decision. It should be noted that the department does not endorse or rank the programmes that appear on this website. Completed evaluation forms should not be regarded or advertised as an ‘approved’ programme or resource. However, completed forms can be used for the purposes of demonstrating to schools how a programme or resource meets the core criteria and can, for example, be displayed on publishers’ websites.
Some of the phonics programmes listed are:
On-line and software programsEdit
- Phonics self-assessment forms https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/phonics-choosing-a-programme
- Phonics teaching materials: core criteria and the self-assessment process https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/298420/phonics_core_criteria_and_the_self-assessment_process.pdf