The Advanced Phonics Books are being upgraded. Please click on the link below to access the OLDER Advanced books, and check back weekly for updates on the arrival of the new book versions.
These free books make it MUCH easier to teach advanced long vowels, rule-breakers, syllables, contractions, plurals and simple punctuation. After this book series, children are well on their way to becoming independent readers.
Age: 7 - 10 years old. For children who can read simple sentences.
Format: Downloadable e-books to read on-screen or print on your printer.
Activity sheets: Matching handwriting worksheets, word-search puzzles, flash cards and memory games are included for each book. (All for free!)
Change of Schedule
Due to scheduling conflicts, work on the *new* versions of the Advanced Phonics Books is temporarily interrupted.
If you were working with the *new* Advanced Phonics Books, please continue with the "OLD" phonics books, starting with the OLD Progressive Phonics Book #12, available here.
For more information, and to voice your opinion on this subject, please go to this page. Thanks.
Advanced Phonics Book 1
Teaches the vowel combinations that include the letter Y: -ay (stay, day, etc.), -ey (they, hey, key), -uy (buy, guy), -oy (boy, toy), -oi (boil, coin) and -ye (eye, bye).
Introduces syllables; teaches how a "Y" at the end of a word can become a second syllable; teaches how to tell if the first vowel-sound is short or long; teaches common exceptions to the rules just taught.
Teaches the exceptions to the rule "When two vowels go walking, the first vowel does the talking--and calls out its long vowel sound." The exceptions include words like said, again, bread, piece, friend, etc. Also teaches the "qu" digraph (queen, quit, etc.), and words where BOTH vowels make a sound (alien, quiet, idea, etc.).
Teaches what happens when you add a Silent E to an R Controlled vowel (it turns "car" into "care"). Also teaches the important words that break these rules (are, there, were and sure). In addition, repeats the rule that when there are two consonants before the Silent E, the Silent E cannot alter the preceding vowel (e.g. "starve" versus "stare").