StartUp BuildUp SpiralUp Phonics

StartUp BuildUp SpiralUp Phonics

Print + Digital • Grades K-2+ 

Grab-and-Go Phonics Solution

Built upon Science of Reading research and the tenets of Structured Literacy, StartUp BuildUp SpiralUp Phonics supports small group phonics instruction. Diagnostic and cumulative assessments and flexible pacing allows teachers to pinpoint individual needs and accelerate as students progress. 100 grab-and-go skills bags across grades K-2+ deliver effective and efficient instruction in an easily organized solution.  

  • Explicit phonics lessons with spiral review support the Science of Reading research and tenets of Structured Literacy.
  • New, engaging, and beautifully designed decodable readers were created under the guidance of phonics expert Wiley Blevins.
  • Flexible resource in a grab-and-go format supports multiple school needs while delivering tailored, student-centered instruction.  

Wiley Blevins, Ed.D. 

Wiley Blevins is a literacy expert and early reading specialist. Wiley has written and edited many phonics and reading materials and is the author of best-selling title Meaningful Phonics and Word Study. Wiley wrote the International Literacy Association’s brief on phonics “Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction.”  

StartUp BuildUp SpiralUp Phonics 

Wiley Blevins led the systematic, purposeful scope and sequence and  instructional design of the program. Additionally, Wiley authored many decodable readers, including: 

Beginning-Level Phonics Skill Bags for Targeted Instruction in: 

  • Concepts of Print
  • Letter Recognition
  • Single Consonants
  • Short Vowels
  • CVC Decoding

30 grab-and-go Skill Bags support instruction through: 

  • Building Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Encoding & Decoding
  • Knowledge Building & Comprehension:
  • Home Connections
  • Assessment

Each skill-specific bag contains 5-day lesson plans, student resources, and assessments

Available in print and online formats!

5-Day Skills Lessons
Reteach Lesson Cards
Blackline Masters
Program Guide
Phonics Assessment Toolkit
Manipulatives
Student Workmats
Letter Songs
Articulation Videos

Advancing-Level Phonics Skill Bags for Targeted Instruction in:

  • Long Vowels
  • 6 Syllable Types
  • Homophones  and Compound Words
  • Contractions and Possessive Nouns
  • Comparatives, Superlatives, and Inflectional Endings
  • Prefixes, Suffixes, and Final Stable Syllables

36 grab-and-go Skill Bags support instruction through:

  • Building Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Encoding & Decoding
  • Knowledge Building & Comprehension:
  • Home Connections
  • Assessment

Grab-and-go Skill Bags allow for immediate intervention in the target skill.

Available in print and online formats!

5-Day Skills Lessons
Reteach Lesson Cards
Blackline Masters
Program Guide
Phonics Assessment Toolkit
Manipulatives
Student Workmats
Letter Songs
Articulation Videos

Extending-Level Phonics Skill Bags for Targeted Instruction in: 

  • Short and Long Vowels
  • Blends and Diagraphs
  • R-Controlled Vowels
  • Dipthongs
  • Complex Vowels

 
34 grab-and-go Skill Bags support instruction through: 

  • Building Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Encoding & Decoding
  • Knowledge Building & Comprehension:
  • Home Connections
  • Assessment

Grab-and-go Skill Bags allow for immediate intervention in the target skill.

Available in print and online formats!

5-Day Skills Lessons
Reteach Lesson Cards
Blackline Masters
Program Guide
Phonics Assessment Toolkit
Manipulatives
Student Workmats
Letter Songs
Phonics Songs
Articulation Videos

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
  • 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

 

Phonological & Phonemic Awareness Routines & Activities
QPA and QSA by Dr. Jan Hasbrouck
Benchmark Assessment and Screener Handbook

Download and explore the foundational research upon which the StartUp BuildUp SpiralUp Phonics program is based.

This document includes a review by the University of Oregon, along with results reporting and a references and bibliography section.

Download the ESSA Evidence Summary

Brochure

Learn more about  StartUp BuildUp SpiralUp Phonics.

Scope and Sequence

See the systematic scope and sequence
devlepoed by Wiley Blevins.

Virtual Samples

Experience StartUp BuildUp SpiralUp Phonics with virtual samples of program components and ordering support.

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