Progressive Phonics is an all-in-one reading program that is easy, fun, and totally FREE---that's right, totally and completely free!
And with Progressive Phonics, ANYONE can teach a child to read and write in just a few minutes a day, which makes it ideal for parents, teachers, tutors, volunteers and home-schoolers.
No experience necessary. Just pick a book and start reading it with your child/students.
Matching handwriting worksheets and activity sheets for each book -- when children write what they learn, they learn it better.
Also teaches the essential sight-words (and phonics rule-breakers) that most phonics programs fail to teach.
Instant access -- download and use today.
Our books can be read on-screen or printed on your color printer. Each book takes 4--8 minutes to print and uses as little ink and paper as possible.
But don't judge a book by it's home page. Read one of our books with a child and see for yourself.
"Thank you so much for this amazing series. It is ideal because of the grammar. I teach children that experience learning difficulties. Often these children are very bright and need something that is enjoyable and stimulating. They simply love it and enjoy coming to the support classes. It is amazing to see how more confident they are. They are also willing to pick up other books and explore." R.V.
"These books are great. They are really helping my 7 year old overcome some of his difficulty in reading. They are so much fun!! I have recently started using them with my 5 and 4 year old daughters. They love them too. They are really going to be prepared for Kindergarten and Jr. K come this fall. Thank you for this wonderful resource, from a mother of 3 with #4 on the way !!!!"
We have emailed you (maybe you haven't received it yet or maybe your email address has changed), but things have changed here at Progressive Phonics, and we wanted to tell you what was going on.
As some of you may remember, our books used to be free. This was way back in 2006 when we were first developing our books.
However, development costs money, and in order to develop Version Two of the books, we had to get financing from somewhere -- so we started selling our books on the internet.
With the money from the sales (and with other money we begged and borrowed) we created the Alphabetti books and also upgraded our Beginner and Intermediate phonics books.
But our dream was always to go back to the old days, when we allowed people to download copies of our books for free on the Internet. There's a warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing that little kids around the world can go to the Internet and learn how to read.
By an amazing stroke of luck, we have landed a sponsor to help finance the remaining development of our books, which means that we no longer need to sell the download versions of our books.
At this point, some of you may be saying, "Oh, shoot! I just purchased the #*@*! books!"
And to everyone else, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Without your support, we would not have been able to continue the development of our books.
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WE ALSO HAVE DISCUSSION FORUMS AT THE NEW WEBSITE. This will make it much easier for us to handle questions and comments. (We were NOTORIOUSLY bad about answering email... yikes, sorry about that.)
In any case, we hope you like the new web site.
Sincerely, Miz Katz N. Ratz and her mighty assistants
Our phonics books make it easier (and more fun!) to teach children how to read. Better still, ANYONE can use them, which makes it ideal for parents, home-schooling, teacher assistants, volunteers and teachers who need more resources.
– Concurrent reading and handwriting instruction. – Teaches phonics AND the important sight-words that break phonics rules. – Teaches the rest of the information that children need to know to become independent readers (plurals, contractions, syllables and the basics of punctuation—who can read English without those?).
Beginner Phonics Books:: For children who already know their alphabet, these books teach the five short vowels (a, e, i, o and u) as well as some of the variations of the pronunciation of the letters "s" and "f" (as in is, his, as, and of).
Advanced Phonics Books:: These books teach advanced long vowels, syllables, basic punctuation, silent letters, R-controlled vowels, W-controlled vowels, L-controlled vowels, basic homonyms and the common words that break these phonics rules. For a full overview of the subjects taught in this book series, please see our Guide to the Advanced Books.