Phonics Tutorials

Ready for Phonics

For Pre-K to 3rd Grade on DVD. Ready for Phonics relies on five animated fairy tales to introduce the alphabet and guide viewers through phonics basics.  It covers short and long vowels, blends diagraphs, and other combinations.

Beyond Phonics

For grades 2 to 5 on DVD. Beyond Phonics recaps phonics and reading basics by introducing vowels, uppercase letters, plurals, punctuation, root words, compound words, suffixes, and other related topics. After each pertinent tale, a narrator introduces the letters, sounds, and words to be reviewed.

Ready for Adult Phonics

For Adult Literacy & ESL on DVD. Ready for Adult Phonics is a simple barebones program for young adults or adults. It is designed for independent use and works well as a tutorial supplementing classroom instruction.

Ready for Beginning Math

For Pre-K to Kindergarten on DVD.  Ready for Beginning Math is much more than just a numbers program. It’s a fun fun-filled learning adventure featuring colorful animation, humorous characters, stories and songs that hold children’s interest while providing a solid foundation for math achievement. It’s a great way to get kids to like math right from the start.

Ready for Science, Geography, and History

For Kindergarten to 1st Grade on DVD.  Ready for Science and Social Studies is a learning adventure that succeeds in presenting the wonders of science, world geography, and early American History in a manner that children, age four to seven, will understand and enjoy.

Phonics & Fables

For Pre-K Home Schoolers on VHS and DVD. Using familiar fables, Phonics and Fables is a total learning experience that includes letter identification, reading, writing, numbers, spatial relation concepts, and social values. It is a simple barebones approach to phonics for pre-schoolers.

What others have said...

After our first year of using the Discover Intensive Phonics Program in 1st and 2nd grades, we have seen great improvement in reading and spelling skills. Students who have struggled in the past have gained substantial confidence in their ability to sound out words.

The program has also helped them to expand their vocabulary. Even the special needs students and non-readers in our classes are beginning to acquire a knowledge of how words are formed and used in the English language.

We would strongly recommend this phonetic program to any educator who wants to see outstanding progress in language arts skills in a short period of time.

New Holland-Middletown District 88
Middletown, IL 62666
Diane Albertin & Cinda Dorgan

I believe the greatest strength of the Intensive Phonics program is the systematic approach and how one concept continues on through the entire program and builds upon each other. The constant reinforcement of what was learned months ago keeps students alert and remembering all the phonics rules that they will use in their entire lives.

Salem Elementary
Payson, Utah
Ed Schollenberger

Fred Furtah
Center for Reading Development
Kennesaw, Georgia

I was able in 1982 to "experiment" with the program in April of that year. With only nine weeks of school left I used the program with a group of 15 middle school students. I had real success and the following year did some pre and post testing. The testing was very successful. The average reading gain was two years with some students gaining four years. I then started a summer reading program and it too was very successful.

The real strength of the program is its simplicity and flexibility. The decoding skills are the quickest and most efficient of all the current phonics programs in the market place.

“The Ready for Phonics series (which is definitely more fun than I remember phonics to be) offers a review of the alphabet, followed by enhanced iconographic animated stories. After each tale, the program focuses on specific letters used to start various words throughout the story. The second tape in the series covers more letters and the numbers 2-10, while the third and forth tapes offer more advanced introductions to long and short vowels, word families, and diphthongs and blends, among other topics. A four-tape sequel Beyond Phonics follows.” Recommended.

Video Librarian
Randy Pitman

“These videos are one of the finest teaching-learning tools I have ever used! I wish I had them 25 years ago! Your videos are comprehensive, effective and appealing to kids. They hold the interest of children and the student participation is a plus! My students love them!”

St. Mary School, Bedford, OH
Grade 1 Teacher/Special Education Administrator
Nancy Ritch

I was very happy to see that you now have phonics videos for adults; we have recently had several requests for them. We already carry your "Ready for Phonics" and "Beyond Phonics" series and have found both to be very popular. In fact, they rarely remain on the shelf for more than a day or two before they are checked out again!

Killeen Public Library, Killeen, Texas
Director of Library Services
Deanna Frazee

“This introduction to basic phonics will be helpful for young children or ESL students.”

School Library Journal

“They were immediately checked out. The first was gone in 1/2 hour”

Willowick-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH

"Attractive to all."

Shirley Minsker, Family Times