Phonics referes to the relationship between letters (graphemes) of written language and the individual sounds (phonemes) of spoken language. The goal of phonics instruction is to help children learn and use the alphabetic principle--or the relationship between sounds and letters. Understanding these relationships allows children to recognize familiar words accurately and automatically, and "decode" new words. In short, knowledge of the alphabetic principle contributes greatly to children's ability to read words both in isolation and in connected text.


Fowl Words: A challenging and fun game that allows students to practice phonics skills

Phonemic Processing Game: Phonics games that allow students to pull out phonemes (or parts of words) within bigger words. This also includes interactive practice with Elkonin boxes.

Dolche Word Games: Basic, but fun games that will give children the opportunity to practice working with sight words

Starfall: A free website to teach children to read with phonics. For preschool, kindergarten, and first grade. Exciting phonics games and online interactive books.

Construct-A-Word: Students combine onset and rimes to make words on a word list. An excellent phonics activity that is a lot of fun to play.