Classroom programs for learners aged ~5-7
US and Irish materials tend to be less applicable than UK ones in Australia due to accent differences (Australian English has no syllable-final “r” sound)
- Blend Phonics (US, free program)
- Code-Breakers by the Hamilton Trust (UK)
- Dandelion Launchers and Dandelion Readers and workbooks (UK)
- Doorway Into Practical Literacy (DIPL) (Aus)
- Fitzroy Readers (Aus)
- Floppy’s Phonics (UK)
- Freereading (US, free resources)
- Get Reading Right (Aus)
- Hooked on Phonics (US)
- Horizons 1998 (US, reading program)
- Jolly Phonics (UK), also available in Australia from SPELD SA or Modern Teaching Aids, and there is a Jolly Phonics YouTube channel, and training is available from Jolly Phonics In Melbourne (Jacqui Tarquinio). Jacqui has also made videos for parents.
- LEM Phonics (Aus)
- Little Learners Love Literacy (Aus), who also run regular, affordable workshops. I’ve made a video about their books for beginners, which you can watch here, or watch their much more professional video here.
- Phonics Bug (UK), but as far as I can work out Pearson Australia only sells the Bug Club books, not other components of Phonics Bug.
- Phonics International (UK).
- Promoting Literacy Development or PLD (Aus)
- Pocket Rockets (AUS), or a video about them is here. Should be used with strategies from Phase 2 and 3 of the free Letters and Sounds guide, and resources following the Letters and Sounds sequence, available from Smartkids. I also have a Phase 2 (free!) and Phase 3 workbook.
- Read Write Inc (UK), there is a video about this program here.
- Reading Mastery (US)
- Reading Teacher (US)
- Snappy Sounds (Aus – available May 2019)
- Sounds Good Phonics (Ireland), sold internationally by Gill Education
- Sounds Together (UK)
- Sounds~Write (UK), training and resources also available in Australia, here’s a video from the 2015 Melbourne Sounds~Write training.
- Spalding (US), click here for Australian supplier
- Wilson Reading Program (US)
- Zoo Phonics (US)
Also, US Professor Janice Light has designed a literacy curriculum for learners who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication, so if your students have significant disabilities this looks well worth investigating.