List of phonics programs
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There is a relatively small body of very complete programs that have been widely used in schools and clinics that teach students with reading difficulty. These are listed below. There is an increasing number of programs available for computers and online. The quality of these products varies dramatically.
Widely used phonics curricula
The following programs are comprehensive reading curricula with a phonics base.
- YesPhonics (1989)
- Reading Mastery by SRA/McGraw-Hill, previously known as DISTAR
- Hooked on Phonics (1987)
- Open Court Reading; name changed to "Imagine It!" in 2008
- Phono-graphix (1993) – developed by Carmen and Geoffrey McGuinness
- Smart Way Reading and Spelling (2001)
- Spalding Method
The following phonics programmes were approved by the Department for Education in England, because they conform to the English government's criteria for assuring high-quality phonic work:
A list of Full Phonics Programmes and Supplementary Phonics Resources approved by the Department for Education in England can be found on the UK Government website page entitled 'Phonics: choosing a programme': https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/phonics-choosing-a-programme#documents
On-line and software programs
- Department for Education, Phonics teaching materials: core criteria and the self assessment process, https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/298420/phonics_core_criteria_and_the_self-assessment_process.pdf