ABC Fast Phonics (K to 2nd)
This phonics tutorial uses cartoons and sounds with audio narration and clickable words to teach phonics. There are lessons on the alphabet, consonants, vowels, vowel rules, letter blends, and common words.
Community Reading Project (3rd to 12th)
The tools on this website are designed to help older students with dyslexia and other reading challenges learn to read or improve their reading skills. There are online lessons in blending, phonics, spelling, grammar, fluency, and comprehension.
Free Phonics Lessons (K to 3rd)
Reading is taught using online text-based lessons and interactive picture cards.
FreeReading (K to 5th)
This phonics curriculum can be used with kindergarten or first graders who are just beginning to read or with older students who need to improve their literacy skills. There are 40 weeks of detailed online lesson plans. The program also includes several downloadable components, including letter cards, word cards, and reading passages.
Free Word Work (Pre-K to 3rd)
Free Word Work provides printable phonics and alphabet worksheets for beginning readers. The website also has sight word lists and resources.
K12 Reader (K to 2nd)
K12 Reader offers a large selection of downloadable phonics worksheets.
Mom Delights (K to 1st)
Mom Delights provides phonics-based reading lessons in a downloadable eBook called “To The Top: Climb the Mountain of Reading.” There is also a downloadable beginning reader titled “Happy Times Reading,” which accompanies the phonics program.
Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading (K to 1st)
This reading curriculum has 120 daily video lessons that teach sight words, phonics, and word families. View the lessons by downloading the free app from Google Play or by signing up to receive the videos by email. The workbook that goes with this program is free to download, but a physical version is also available for purchase if you are unable to print the book.
Phonics by the Book (K to 2nd) C
Phonics by The Book is a downloadable phonics and sight word curriculum based on God’s Word. The stories start in the book of Genesis and will continue through the entire Bible. The downloads each include a reader, lesson outline, and several activities.
The Phonics Page (2nd to 12th) C
This website offers 32 video-based phonics lessons. The program is designed to improve the student’s reading and spelling by teaching them to sound words out phonetically, rather than relying on sight word memorization. The lessons should be completed in about one to two months.
Progressive Phonics (K to 3rd)
Reading is taught using downloadable phonics readers, activity pages, and flashcards. Handwriting worksheets, which correlate to phonics skills the child is learning, are also included.
Reading the Alphabet (Pre-K to K)
Each week of this 31-week beginning reading curriculum includes a downloadable lesson plan, a reader, and several activities. The program covers letters and sounds, beginning sight words, phonological awareness, fine motor skills, and more.
Reading Bear (K to 2nd)
Phonics and reading skills are taught using video-based lessons, flashcards, and quizzes.
Sight Words (K to 3rd)
This website contains numerous resources for teaching sight words and phonemic awareness. There are lessons, flash cards, games, teaching tips, and more.
Sound City Reading (Pre-K to 4th)
This downloadable phonics and writing curriculum includes practice books, workbooks, flashcards, games, and more.
Stairway to Reading (K to 8th)
Stairway to Reading is a remedial reading program for students who have already received some reading instruction but are struggling with reading. However, with some adaptions, it can also be used with beginning readers. The program includes downloadable lessons, flashcards, games, reading material, and more.
Starfall (Pre-K to 1st)
Starfall’s ABCs page and Learn to Read page teach letter sounds and beginning reading using interactive lessons, songs, and stories. Other pages of the website have some free activities as well, but access to all of the website’s features will require a paid membership.
Study Phonics (Pre-K to 2nd)
Study Phonics provides an ebook that explains how to teach children to read. They also offer a series of downloadable student workbooks. While these materials are all free to download, they also have printed versions available for purchase.
Teach a Child to Read with Children’s Books (K to 2nd)
This downloadable guide shows parents how to combine story reading, phonics, and writing to help their children become skilled readers. You will need to purchase or borrow any books you choose to use.
Teach Your Monster to Read (Pre-K to 1st)
This online game teaches beginning reading skills. It covers everything from letters and sounds to reading full sentences.
Teaching a Preschooler to Read (Pre-K to 4th)
This downloadable is book is a complete phonics program designed to teach children to read. While the author says this book can be used with children ages 3 to 10, it looks like what would typically be considered kindergarten level phonics.
Treasure Hunt Reading (K to 2nd)
This phonics program uses instructional videos and a downloadable workbook to teach reading. Click on the “For Helpful Adults” tab for instructions and the workbook.
Under the Home (K to 2nd)
This 232-lesson phonics course is based on the free public domain book Word Mastery: A Course in Phonics for the First Three Grades. Detailed teacher instructions are included.
Word Mastery is a classic phonics textbook that is available for download.
More Reading Curriculum
Free Reading and Literature Curriculum (Pre-K to 12th)
This page lists free general reading and literature curriculum for all ages. Several of these resources also include a phonics component.
Free Book Guides (Pre-K to 12th)
On this page, you’ll find free book guides and novel studies. While the guides are free, you will need to borrow or purchase the necessary books.
How I Taught My Child to Read (K to 1st)
While not a free resource, this post explains how to teach your child to read with the affordable book The Reading Lesson: Teach Your Child to Read in 20 Easy Lessons. The post also mentions other frugal and free resources for teaching reading.
More Language Arts Curriculum
If you are looking for additional resources to complete your language arts program, visit this page. There are free curriculum options for grammar, composition, handwriting, spelling, vocabulary, and poetry.