Alpha Phonics is a company specializing in phonics, reading, grammar and writing instruction for beginning readers through the 7th grade. They also offer grammar instruction on the high-school level. The company has been around for more than 29 years.
We received: Alpha-Phonics: a Primer for Beginning Readers by Samuel L. Blumenfield , Alpha-Phonics and How to Tutor: Phonics Companion Workbook, and 10 Alpha-Phonics Little Reader Companion Books.
The Teacher's Manual sells for $34.95, Companion Workbook is $19.95 and the Little Readers are $24.95
I was very impressed with the quality and simplicity of this program. The lessons are easy to follow and brief, which is just what is needed for a beginning reader. The teacher manual is split into 2 parts- the first part has the section that you read with your child, the second half of the book has the suggested lesson plans to follow with your child. The pages are 2 different colors making it really easy to distinguish between the two parts.
The program expects your child to already know the letter sounds, if your child is not confident in the letter sounds, you will probably want to wait to use it until they are. The very first lessons teaches beginning reading by putting two sounds together.
The workbook has pages for them to write in with fill in the blank vowels, choosing the correct word to fill in the blank, making words plural, learning spelling rules, and more.
The little readers are great companions to the lessons and start out simple progressing in difficulty as the lessons do. They are similar to other early readers and are fun for the kids to read.
We received this program around the same time we were starting school for the year, so we have been using it daily when we do the Language Arts portion of our day.
If you are looking for an easy-to-use phonics program to use with your child, I would check in to Alpha Phonics. If you'd like to try and win a copy of the program, enter below!
* Disclosure - I received a copy of this program in exchange for my honest opinion. I am posting this disclosure in accordance to FTC rules.