Narrative driven, multi-sensory phonics

Welcome to Phonics Shed

Phonics Shed is a complete explicit and systematic phonics program that aligns with the Science of Reading. The program covers sound awareness in pre-school and leads into a core phonics curriculum that integrates into Spelling Shed’s complementary SOR spelling system.

Joe is your guide in the Phonics Shed garden and will introduce you to all of our characters. Each character you meet will teach you a new reading sound, or grapheme.

The comprehensive planning and overview documents are accompanied by physical and digital books, flashcards and all the supplementary resources needed to follow a flexible multi-sensory approach. You even get a Joe puppet to introduce to the children and to support your teaching!

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Explicit and Systematic Phonics

Our program provides a systematic way to teach reading through explicit phonics instruction. The program includes daily lesson plans that follow a similar structure and are accompanied by a multitude of online and offline resources to support instruction and application of phonics skills. The sequence of phonics lessons begin by introducing children to the letter-sound relationships of SATP & INMD, which provide opportunities to build and decode words right from the start of the phonics instruction. By using our fully-resourced and flexible planning sequences, children are exposed to research-backed techniques such as orthographic mapping and our own ‘Say It, Stretch It, Sound It’ method. The techniques help students to decode by breaking down words into sounds as a way to segment and blend (“synthesize“) the whole word.

How does it work?

Narrative Driven

Multi-sensory Teaching Program

Supported by Technology

Assessment & Data

Supports Diverse Learners

Why choose Phonics Shed?

  • Aligns with National and State Standards
  • An all-inclusive phonics curriculum that follows the Science of Reading with explicit and systematic instruction
  • Comprehensive yet adaptable planning and resources for daily direct teaching sessions
  • Cumulatively covers all major phoneme-grapheme correspondences in the English language
  • Planning, resources, and games for identifying, blending, segmenting, and manipulating graphemes to sound out and form words
  • Multi-sensory learning tasks
  • Full narrative book series, including songs and letter formation rhymes, and decodable readers for children to practice and apply known phoneme-grapheme correspondences and to encounter high-frequency words
  • Over 100 decodable reading books and numerous games matching children’s phonics acquisition as it progresses
  • Full teacher guidance for delivering the Phonics Shed program online, as well as interventions for catch-up and for children with additional learning needs