Complete phonics instruction created by Samuel L. Blumenfeld, an expert in this field.
An effective, step-by step, intensive phonics program for teaching reading to beginners of all ages. Designed for easy use by teachers, tutors, and parents.
There are over 3,500 words introduced in Alpha-Phonics.
128 lessons in all require little to no teacher preparation.
Automatically teaches spelling as you go through its easy to teach lessons.
Alpha Phonics is one of Cathy Duffy’s 100 top picks for homeschool curriculum.
- Complete Alpha Phonics Book (comes spiral bound for ease of use).
FREE CD ROM: Makes the book come alive on your computer screen. Pronounces all the sounds needed to teach your student to be a great reader.
The cost of this program is $34.95 making it affordable for nearly all budgets.
Alpha-Phonics and How To Tutor Companion workbook contains several additional resources including:
Practice sheets to supplement their work and reinforce learning
Section which teaches beginning syllabication
What We thought:
I really love the simplicity of this program. As a homeschooling mom of 4, I’m always in search of a good program that doesn’t require a lot of preparation. I literally previewed the first lesson reading it over thoroughly and was ready to rock and roll.
There is no pretty pictures in this book. This allows the children to focus of the actual letters and sounds themselves rather than being distracted by all kinds of fancy pictures. Ty has some major ADHD going on. He gets distracted by anything and everything. I totally agree with the reasoning behind leaving out the pictures, and noticed TY focusing better myself.
I liked that the book had a section including teaching the letter sounds, teaching the alphabet, and pre-reading alphabet exercises. TY has special needs and has been struggling with reading, learning his alphabet, and learning the sounds they make. I found this section very useful, and we spent a week reviewing these exercises.
We are only 2 weeks in and TY has already mastered his alphabet, learned some of the sounds the letters make, and knows more than 10 sight words! This is a huge accomplishment.
I can’t wait to see what this year brings for TY and JR as we continue to use Alpha Phonics. Watch out world, we are starting to READ!
I’ve created a short video clip on lesson 1. Please keep in mind, I am no video editor and don’t pretend to be. I did make a boo boo when I was trying to point to a certain sound, however, you will get the idea of the simplicity of this program by watching it.
One lucky reader will receive a package containing all the following:
- Alpha-Phonics Primer w/ CD-ROM version (including teacher’s manual and lesson plans) $34.95 value
- Alpha-Phonics Workbook (including spelling rules) $19.95 value
- 10 Little Companion Readers $24.95 value