We reduce reading to simple skills that can be easily learned.
To make efficient use of your time, Target Tests identify weak skills.
Then Target Lessons may be printed for skills that need work.
To get started, click on Basics below. It's fast, effective and free.
Phonics for Free
Free Phonics Worksheets and Reading Placement Tests
( Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, Alphabetics, Flash Cards, Sight Words )
( Mainstream, Homework & Remedial Reading Help for Kids, Parents and Teachers )
Reading is based on the gut knowledge that words are built from sounds and that sounds may be represented by letters. Professionals give these concepts the fancy names Phonemic Awareness and Alphabetics. These skills are discussed in the section titled Basics which may be accessed by clicking the menu above. Reading progress is accelerated when a child is comfortable with sounds and associates them with letters. Spend some time with the Basics. It will be time well spent whether your child is in kindergarten, 1st grade or beyond.
After mastering the basics of reading, it's time to jump into phonics. Phonics is the set of skills that decode a group of letters into the sounds of a word. At Phonics for Free, we have organized phonics into simple skills, created tests to measure these skills and developed hundreds of worksheets to teach phonics skills. This allows you to target those skills that are weak, maximizing your gain and minimizing your effort. You only study the lessons that are needed. Click on any of the Phonics sections to access an extensive index of reading tests and phonics worksheets that may be printed free of charge. For more detailed information, read the Helpful Hints page.
An expanded reading site called [Learning Target] is under construction. It includes all of the Phonics for Free pages plus worksheets and placement tests covering word structure, vocabulary and comprehension skills. The Learning Target site also contains information on common learning disabilities such as aphasia, autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia. It presents a general overview of learning problems and discusses diet, food allergy, preservatives, vitamins, supplements, prescription drugs and strategies. All of this information is made available as a public service by Rybett Controls, Inc. We are located in the the town of Chatsworth, just north of Los Angeles, California.