Phonics is a set of rules that specify the relationship between letters in the spelling of words and the sounds of spoken language. For the English language, these relationships are predictable, but not completely consistent. However, they are consistent enough to be very useful to young children in helping them learn to decode unfamiliar words. (Foorman et al., 1998).


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Library resources

Each book below is available from our T/TAC lending library

  • Wolf, M., & Denckla, M.B. (2008). RAN/RAS Rapid Automatized Naming and Rapid Alternating Stimulus Tests (FACILITATED CHECKOUT). PRO-ED Inc.
  • Dodson, J. (2008). 50 Nifty Activities for 5 components and 3 tiers of reading instruction - LETRS. Sopris West Educational Services - A Cambium Learning Co.
  • Blevins, W. (1998). Phonics from A to Z, 3rd edition: A practical guide. Scholastic Professional Books.