Each phonics pack provides multi-day instruction on a specific phonetic element for students who have not yet
mastered word-attack skills. Instruction focuses on sound-symbol relationships in a predetermined sequence that
allows students to build on previous knowledge to develop critical decoding skills through word blending,
segmenting, and manipulation. Each pack includes a lesson plan for the tutor, picture cards, letter cards,
sound/letter mats, and practice sheets.
Phonics instruction teaches students the relationship between sounds and the symbols (letters) that stand
for those sounds. The process is known as decoding. Students lacking the ability to decode words must be
taught sound-symbol relationships and practice these relationships until the skill of decoding becomes
Use this tutor handout for instructional tips on teaching phonics.
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