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


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

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