Plaid Phonics

Plaid Phonics is a highly popular and trusted K-6 phonics resource with over 50 years of success in the classroom. Explicit and systematic phonics instruction will help you improve students’ reading fluency and reading comprehension.

Plaid Phonics includes consumable Student Workbooks at each grade level along with a research-based Teacher Resource Guide. The systematic phonics scope and sequence establishes a clear learning trajectory at each grade level.

Beginning with phonemic and phonological awareness, Plaid Phonics builds foundational phonetic skills in Grades K-3. At Grades 4-6, the instructional focus transitions from phonics to word study, integrating writing, spelling, reading, and vocabulary practice.


Plaid Phonics improves reading fluency

Plaid Phonics is one of the most widely used and successful phonics resources of all time, helping over 55 million students learn to read. It works best as a supplemental resource that supports your core reading instruction with targeted phonics practice and review.

Plaid Phonics helps teachers…

  • Provide explicit and systematic phonics instruction to support the Science of Reading
  • Offer an abundance of phonics practice, review, and word-building opportunities to help students become fluent readers
  • Integrate phonics skills with vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and critical thinking activities
  • Include multisensory activities for teaching the lesson’s skills to different learning styles
  • Stay on target with easy-to-use instructional plans for each of the unit’s lessons
  • Inform instruction with pre-tests and post-tests

Resource Components

Student Workbook
A consumable, full-color Student Workbook is available for Grades K-6. Organized by thematic units, the lessons are flexible and easy-to-personalize based on learning needs. Students generally complete 3-6 lessons per week.

Teacher Resource Guide
A spiral bound Teacher Resource Guide at each grade level features a detailed scope and sequence, unit themes, and instructional plans for every lesson. Lessons include a quick planner, skills objective, background, activities, and explicit instruction for the skill being taught. Pre-tests, post-tests, and an answer key are provided.