Phonics Skill Bags

Phonics Skill Bags

Print + Digital   |  Grades K-6

Everything you need to build students’ phonics skills—one bag at a time!

Each Phonics Skill Bag provides all the materials an educator needs to teach students an individual targeted skill over a five-day cycle. ​

Right at your fingertips—158 ready-to-use, teacher-friendly, skill-specific units!

Our comprehensive, research-based, proven-effective Phonics Skill Bags:

  • Build a strong foundation in phonemic awareness, phonics, and word study
  • Make it easy to assess and target weak skills
  • Include time-saving step-by-step instructions to alleviate the need for teacher prep
  • Engage students in hands-on, multimodal activities through decodables, picture cards, word card sheets, frieze cards, poetry posters, and more
  • Are ideal for students with dyslexia, all intervention groups (including Special Education), and summer school

PLUS: Each Phonics Skill Bags set includes a free Quick Phonics Assessment kit developed by Jan Hasbrouck, Ph.D., for pre- and post-assessment.  

AND: Online subscriptions include interactive eBooks and digital Teacher’s Guides and Cards.


Beginning-Level Phonics Skill Bags for Targeted Instruction

75 grab-and-go Skill Bags—plus 5 long vowel units—target:

  • Phonological awareness 
  • Letter discrimination
  • Letter identification
  • Short and long vowels
  • Consonants 
  • Sight word vocabulary
  • Spelling

Download the StartUp Phonics scope and sequence!

Extending-Level Phonics Skill Bags for Targeted Instruction

41 grab-and-go Skill Bags target:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Long vowels
  • Initial and final blends and clusters
  • Digraphs, diphthongs, and variant vowels
  • Sight word vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Soft and silent letters

Download the BuildUp Phonics scope and sequence!

Advanced-Level Phonics Skill Bags for Targeted Instruction

37 grab-and-go Skill Bags target:

  • Multisyllabic word-solving strategies
  • Syllable spelling patterns
  • Sight word vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary extensions
  • Word study

Download the SpiralUp Phonics scope and sequence!

Download and explore the Phonics Skill Bags ESSA Evidence Summary from March 2021, in which the program receives Level 3 (Promising) status across numerous studies.

Download the Phonics Skill Bags ESSA Evidence Summary


Download to learn more about Phonics Skill Bags.

Virtual Samples

Experience Phonics Skill Bags with virtual samples of student texts and teacher support materials.

Product Tour Webinar

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