Phonics Shed Digital provides supplemental practice, insightful supportive data, and essential assessment tools for the Phonics Shed Core Curriculum. The curriculum includes 110 phoneme-grapheme correspondences that are placed in a systematic progression. The curriculum was designed so that phoneme/grapheme pairs could be practiced in isolation. Phonics Shed Digital practice and assessments can easily integrate with other phonics programs and progressions as a supplemental resource to help fill gaps as needed, and provide constructive insights through intelligent data collection. To learn more about Phonics Shed Core Curriculum, including multi-sensory learning, daily lesson plans, original stories, decodables, and more, click below.
Spelling Shed has a progression of word lists for K-5 that are built on a foundation of phonics patterns and follow a similar sequence as Phonics Shed. The word lists cover a range of phonics skills, high-frequency words, and morphological awareness, typically addressed in each grade level. At the beginning of each grade level, there is an intentional spiral review of previously taught skills, but they also include words of increasing difficulty. Throughout the progression, new and more advanced concepts/skills are delicately intertwined within the review. This aids in linking past learning to the new concept/skill and to reinforce and solidify learning. To learn more about Spelling Shed, click below.
Both Phonics Shed and Spelling Shed have curriculum and practice games that are aligned with the Science of Reading. Research has shown that phonics and spelling are deeply intertwined and are essential skills that help support reading. Learning to read relies on much of the same underlying knowledge—such as the relationships between letters and sounds—and, not surprisingly, that spelling instruction can be designed to help children better understand that key knowledge, resulting in better reading (Moats, 2005; Ehri, 2000). Because of the important connection between phonics and spelling, we have included Spelling Shed together with Phonics Shed to help students gain a solid foundation in the process of becoming better readers. To learn more about the Science or Reading or how Spelling Shed represents the 'Science of Spelling', visit our learn more pages.