"Plaid" Phonics: Grade K

“The variety of activities and colorful presentation make these workbooks appealing to children, and large print reduces the intimidation factor.” - Cathy Duffy, author of Top 100 Picks for Homeschooling Curriculum


Reading is a skill that requires some work to master, and introducing Phonics is a great way to help. Phonics programs break down words, helping your child learn the ins and outs of language. This approach to reading education also progresses your child's spelling abilities. Savvas’s "Plaid" Phonics has a 50-year history of helping children learn to read. In fact, more than 55 million children have successfully used the program to acquire the skill.

Originally known as Modern Curriculum Press (MCP) "Plaid" Phonics and now published by Savvas, the "Plaid" Phonics K-6 program will help you teach your child the building blocks of language and literacy.


The Kindergarten edition of "Plaid" Phonics is the first step in your child's Reading journey. This program was designed to help introduce foundational concepts he or she will use the rest of his or her education. "Plaid" Phonics: Kindergarten focuses on these benchmarks:

  • Recognize single-syllable words
  • Identify the difference between consonants and vowels
  • Spell his or her own name


"Plaid" Phonics was designedwith plenty of engaging activities meant to help your child become a fluent reader. Each lesson-planning guide is broken into six parts to solidify Phonics knowledge for your child. He or she will learn letter recognition, how to writeletters,phonemic awareness and around-symbol correspondence. Every lesson features a Picture Dictionary page. Additionally, an array of multisensory teaching options addresses different learning styles.


"Plaid" Phonics was designed to be used in conjunction with MCP Spelling Workout, which is a Spelling curriculum. When used together, the programs can help round out your child's Reading and Spelling education.


The materials included in the Homeschool "Plaid" Phonics Kindergarten bundle were designed to help you work toward the Level K reading benchmarks. The bundle includes a student edition, teacher’s guide and parent guide. For more information visit the Features and Benefits page.

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