Benchmark Phonics Intervention

Benchmark Phonics Intervention

Print + Digital  •  Grades K-5

Explicit, Systematic Phonics Support for Students Performing Below Grade Level

Welcome to Benchmark Phonics Intervention, the new fully comprehensive phonics program designed by Wiley Blevins, Ed.M., for Tier 3 intervention—ideal for students performing two or more years below grade-level expectations.

Based on the latest Science of Reading research, Benchmark Phonics Intervention aligns with the tenets of Structured Literacy, shown to be beneficial for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.

Benchmark Phonics Intervention provides:

  • 4 Levels of intervention to support all students
  • For each level, 30 units focused on a single skill with 10 lessons per skill
  • Multi-modal, cumulative instruction to foster language learning
  • A wealth of decodable texts for student practice and repetition
  • Flexibility, giving teachers options to customize the pace, intensity, and focus of learning as needed


  • A digital experience with an interactive student/teacher interface
  • Multiple levels of Differentiated Professional Development
  • A suite of assessments to evaluate students’ needs and monitor their progress
  • Direct connection to the Benchmark Advance scope and sequence, which aligns to CCSS and all state standards  
  • And much more!

Developed with Wiley Blevins, Ed.M.

Interactive resources and instruction for Benchmark Phonics Intervention are available at the digital learning portal, Benchmark Universe. 

Watch this video to see the full scope of what Benchmark Intervention Phonics offers.

Your print and digital student package includes “Reading Collection” consumable student books
30 per level, 1 per unit, each with:

  • Daily decodable readings featuring engaging passages and beautiful artwork
  • A variety of text types and genres (fiction, informational, functional text, cumulative sentences, poems, rhymes, riddles)
  • Application to reading and writing—where the learning sticks
  • Review games
Cumulative Sentences
Functional Text
Cumulative Assessments
Word Sorts
Review Games

Your print and digital teacher package contains:

  • Built-in Professional Development support
  • Teacher's Guides — 30 units, 10 lessons per unit, with:
    - Daily 3-part, 20-minute lessons with optional 10-minute booster lessons

    - Dyslexia supports
    - English Learner supports focusing on sound transfer, articulation, and vocabulary

  • Read-Aloud Cards — 30 units, 5 large poster-size cards per unit, providing:
    - Essential exposure to rich vocabulary
    - Comprehension builders
    - Dynamic visuals and clear labels to engage and support all students
Front of Read-Aloud Card, Unit 3 Lesson 2
Back of Read-Aloud Card, Unit 3 Lesson 2


Professional Development Books, including Meaningful Phonics and Word Study by Wiley Blevins and Conquering Dyslexia by Jan Hasbrouck, provide additional support for teachers.

Benchmark Phonics Intervention provides powerful support to students through a variety of manipulatives, including:

  • Sound Wall Cards that enable students to see correct mouth positions when making sounds
  • Sound-Spelling Cards, in both display and instructional use sizes, to help students recognize different spelling patterns used to represent a single sound
  • Picture Cards to introduce key words for a new sound
  • Vocabulary Cards to enable students to use many rich Tier 2 words from each unit’s Read-Aloud Cards
  • High-Frequency Word Cards to help students build automaticity with words found in multiple texts
  • Phonics Cards for practice, review, and building automaticity with isolated sound-spellings
  • Phonics Workmats for use as Elkonin boxes, whiteboards for spelling and dictation, and more

A robust suite of assessments enables placement and progress monitoring. Components include:

  • Intensive Phonological Awareness, featuring routines, assessments, and activities for each of the 17 key phonological/phonemic awareness skills
  • Weekly cumulative assessments within each student reading collection, to provide easy checks for mastery and/or decayed learning
  • Quick Phonics Assessment (with Quick Spelling Assessment), a comprehensive phonics and spelling survey by Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D.
  • The Assessment & Screener Handbook, to help evaluate students’ reading rates, document their progress, and identify those needing additional, more intensive support

Benchmark Phonics Intervention can be used with existing district-used assessments such as DIBELS for placement and screening.

Benchmark Phonics Intervention delivers a fully digital experience, with everything you need just one click away. Complete digital access includes:


  • Ready-made, explicit, multi-modal lessons
  • An eBook for each consumable
  • Articulation Videos that show students the correct mouth positions as they hear the letter-sounds
  • A pre-populated ePocketChart with customizable interactive tools and resources
  • Video support for each key routine
  • Point-of-use Professional Development Videos with expert insights from Wiley Blevins
  • Online assessments
  • And much more!


ePocket Chart

Articulation Videos

Professional Development Videos

Need help with determining  what to order? 


Scope and Sequence: If you have assessment data, use the Scope and Sequence to determine what levels you need. 


Quick Placement Assessment: If you don’t have assessment data, use the Quick Placement Assessment to determine which levels you need. 


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