Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling

by Dolores G. Hiskes Author

(From Amazon): Teaches students of all ages the basics of phonics with a time-tested, foolproof method This tenth edition of the best-selling book teaches reading using sounds and spelling patterns. These sounds and patterns are introduced one at a time, and slowly built into words, syllables, phrases, and sentences. Simple step-by-step directions begin every lesson. Although originally designed for K-2 emergent readers, this award-winning book is also successfully being used with adolescent and adult learners, as well as second language learners and students with learning disabilities. Wise and humorous proverbs encourage virtues such as patience, perseverance, honesty, kindness, compassion, courage, and loyalty. Offers help for all students including those with learning disabilities or very short attention spans Includes extensive examples, word lists, and practice readings that are 100% decodable Uses a multisensory method that benefits all learning styles This bestselling, much-loved book offers a complete approach to teaching phonics and reading for a fraction of the cost of other programs.


Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Lessons Pages
Suggested Grades
Early Years - 12th

Lessons Pages

  • 1-16 Short-Vowel Sounds
  • 17-38 Two-Letter Blends
  • 39-51 Three-Letter Words
  • 52 Pyramid
  • 53-57 K = C, K, CK
  • 58-69 Two-Consonant Endings
  • 70-73 "Y" Suffix
  • 74 Twin-Consonant Endings
  • 76-79 Consonant Digraphs ("-sh", "-th")
  • 80-84 Consonant Digraphs: "-ch, -tch"
  • 85-87 "-ng" Endings ("-ing, -ang, -ung, -ong")
  • 88-89 -nk" Endings: "-ink, -ank, -unk
  • 90-109 Simple Long Vowel Sounds
  • 110-113 Suffixes: Short-Vowel Words
  • 114-116 Suffixes: Long-Vowel Words
  • 117-120 Multisyllable Words inc "K=-IC, ICK"
  • 121-122 Plural, Possessive, and "X"
  • 123-132 Consonant Digraph Beginnings ("Sh-, ch-," etc.)
  • 133-138 Two-Consonant Beginnings ("Bl-, fl-, pl-, cl-, gl-, sl-")
  • 139-143 Two-Consonant Beginnings ("Sm-, sn-, st-, sp-, sc-, sk")
  • 144-148 Two-Consonant Beginnings ("Bl-, cr-, dr-, fr-, gr-, pr-, tr-")
  • 149-158 "R" Modified Vowels
  • 159-172 Long-vowel Digraphs ("A = ai" etc.)
  • 173-175 S = CE, CI, CY: E=EI
  • 176-180 Vowel Dipthongs ("Oi, oy, ou, ow")
  • 181-184 J = GE, GI, GY, -DGE
  • 185-187 "-Y, -IE" Plus Suffixes: -F = -VES
  • 188-194 New Vowel Sounds ("oo, ould, u; aw, au, al, all, o")
  • 195-198 Three-Consonant Beginnings
  • 199-205 Short-Vowel Spelling Patterns inc. Schwa
  • 206-207 Contractions
  • 208-212 Silent Letters
  • 213-215 Silent "GH"
  • 216-218 Long "A" Spelling Patterns
  • 219-223 "Z, ZH, SH = S," "F = PH, GH," "K = CH
  • 224-225 Another "R" Modified Vowel Sound
  • 226-227 A Spelling Grab Bag: Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs
  • 228 A Spelling Grab Bag: Multisyllable Words with Suffixes
  • 229 A Spelling Grab Bag: "-ce, -ge" and "-able, -ible"
  • 230-232 Prefixes
  • 233-235 More Suffixes
  • 236 Compound Words
  • 237-241 Building Blocks

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