What is Phonics by The Book?
Phonics by The Book is a phonics and sight word curriculum based on God’s Word. It begins on an end of K level and progresses, introducing new phonics skills and sight words. The stories start in the book of Genesis (with creation) and will continue, with various Bible stories, throughout the entire Bible. (Units 1 and 2 will be from the Old Testament while Units 3 and 4 will be from the New Testament.)
How do you know your child is ready?
- He can read/recognize a majority of the first 100 sight words from Fry’s list (or the majority of the Dolch Pre-Primer/Primer sight words)
- He has a firm understanding of short vowel sounds (can read and write short vowel CVC words without much frustration)
- He has a solid grasp of blends and digraphs within short vowel words
- He still uses context to read words, but does not always need a picture to help him decode unknown words
Where did I get my clip art?I want to make sure that I give a shout out to Masaru! Without his AMAZING and FREE Christian clip art, these readers would not be possible. You can see his beautiful Christian clip art here.
Unit 1 (8 Lessons in Total)
Lesson 1: God Made It All/short a
Lesson 2: A Mess of God’s Best/short e
Lesson 3: Rain Fills the World/short i
Lesson 4: A Promise From God/short o
Lesson 5: God Was With Joseph/short u
Lesson 6: Review of Lessons 1-5. This lesson does not have new reader, but the Order by The Book activity (seen above) asks the child to sequence the events in each of the five readers he’s read thus far.
Lesson 7: God Heard Their Cries/Bossy AR
Lesson 8: A Heart of Scorn/Bossy OR
Lesson 1: The Lord Had Grace/Long a (a-e)
Lesson 2: God Was on Their Side/Long i(i_e)
Lesson 3: The God of Hope/Long o (o_e)
Lesson 4: Samuel Listens to God / Long Vowel (Silent e) Review
God has used this curriculum in amazing ways…ways I never expected He would. It also become a larger project than I anticipated as I began homeschooling more children and my website exploded! I do not have plans to continue adding to this curriculum at this time. Thank you for your understanding.