Phonics In A Box
Just Lift the Lid and Start
Easy-to-Use Phonics for Busy Reading Teachers • Research-Based on the Orton-Gillingham Approach
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Lift the lid. Take out the word cards you need. Start!
Do it your way or use some of the many wonderful suggestions shown on the Direction Cards or in the Teacher’s Guide.
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Section 11 Instruction Card
  Each section begins with a Direction Card with handy, instant tips and Orton-Gillingham suggestions.  
4 Word Cards
  20–30 Word Cards follow each direction/divider card. (Four sample cards shown here.)  
4 Nonsense Cards
  Many sections have Nonsense Word Cards. (More about nonsense word cards below.)
The 900 phonetic Word Cards divided into 38 phonics sections are the core of Phonics In A Box for the busy and efficient reading teacher. Many sections have yellow nonsense word cards to cement mastery. Do it your way or use some of the wonderful suggestions on The Direction Cards or in the Teacher’s Guide.
The Word Cards are used for: Phonogy, Decoding, Spelling, Syllables, Reading Fluency, Vocabulary, Games, and ABC training.
Nonsense Word Cards (yellow) are excellent diagnostic tools to measure students’ word attack skills, because they can not be read as memorized words.
Note: All the words in each section are listed in the Teacher’s Guide to use for spelling, games, etc.
Titles of each of the 38 Divider/Direction Cards.
(One card separates each word section. Suggestions for use are on each card, as shown above and also here).
  1. CVC Words With a
2. CVC Words With i
3. CVC Words With o
4. CVC Words With u
5. CVC Words With e
6. CVC Words With All Vowels
7. sh and ck
8. ch and tch
9. th, w, wh
10. v, y, z, x, qu, ph
11. Consonant Blends/Beginning of Words
12. Consonant Blends/End of Words
13. Closed Syllables and VC/CV Syllable Division
14. Silent e Syllables
15. Past tense ed Suffix
16. Hard and Soft c and g
17. Y as a vowel
18. Open Syllables and V/CV Syllable Division
19. Wild Old Words
  20. VC/V Syllable Division
21. ing, ang, ong, ung; ink, ank, onk, unk
22. Consonant LE Syllables
23. R-Controlled Syllables With or and ar
24. R-Controlled Syllables With er, ir, ur
25. tion and sion
26. Doubling Rule and Silent E Rule
27. Detached Syllable Practice
28. Syllable Division Practice
29. Vowel Team Syllables With ai and ay
30. Vowel Team Syllables With oa and oe
31. Vowel Team Syllables With ea and ee
32. Vowel Team Syllables With oo
33. Vowel Team Syllables With oi and oy
34. Vowel Team Syllables With ow
35. Vowel Team Syllables With ie
36. Vowel Team Syllables With ou
37. Vowel Team Syllables With au and aw
38. Uncommon Vowel Teams: ey igh eigh ue ew eu ei

Excerpts from Testimonials
“indispensable in our curriculum”
“most useful teacher tool”
“wonderful teaching aid…”
“phonics enjoyable”
“finding specific skill cards easy”
“thanks from a very busy teacher”