A Sound Track to Reading Audio Instruction


Fundamental Skills Level 


Lesson 1: Short-ă, m, s, t, ing, er, ed. Vowel Rule 1. 

Lesson 2: Short-ă, d, g, f, h, ed

Lesson 3: Short-ă, p, r, n b y=ē,  Vowel Rule 5. 

Lesson 4: Short-ă, c, k, ck, l, w, j

Lesson 5:  Short-ă, v, qu, x, y, z, ly, le

Lesson 6: Short-ĭ

Lesson 7: Short-ŭ, -le

Lesson 8; Review of Short-ă, Short-ĭ, Short-ŭ

Lesson 9: Short ŏ, -s, -ed, -er, -ing, -y, -ly, -le

Lesson 10: Short ĕ, -ness, -en

Lesson 11: Review of Short Vowels

Lesson 12: Beginning Consonant Blends

Lesson 13: ch, sh, th, ng, nk, ck, tch

Lesson 14: Plurals -s, -es

Lesson 15: Long Vowel VCE, Vowel Digraphs with -y and -w,  Vowel Rule 2. 

Lesson 16: Long Vowel VCE & Compound Words

Lesson 17: Review of Consonants, Digraphs, and Long and Short Vowels

Lesson 18: Long Vowel: Consonant-Vowel,  Vowel Rule 3. 

Lesson 19: Third Sound of a, o, and u,  Vowel Rule 4. 

Lesson 20: o/ow, oi/oy, ar, or, er, ir, ur (4 Plain Diphthongs & Murmur Diphthongs)

Lesson 21: Review

Lesson 22: Endings y =  Long ē and Long ȳ, Vowel Rules 5 & 6. Plural y changes to i: baby > babies.

Lesson 23: Three Sounds of ed

Lesson 24: Short vowel/consonant-consonant (VCC) Words, Long vowel/consonant (V/C); Vowel Rules 7 & 8. 

Lesson 25: Review of Vowel Rule 3. -tion, VC

Lesson 26: Sounds of s, x, c, g; Consonant Rules 1, 2, 3, & 4.

Lesson 27: Spelling /k/, /ks/, /kw/, /x/ /g/, x=z, c, g

Lesson 28: ie, oo, ei; Vowel Rule 2 regular & irregular vowel digraphs.  

Lesson 29: ĕa, eā, ear = /ûr/, eär

Lesson 30: Sounds of ou

Reference Section: Advanced Skills Level

Lesson 31: Schwa

Lesson 32: Contractions

Lesson 33: Homonyms

Lesson 34: Common Words - Not Phonetic; Vowel combinations look like diphthongs, but sounded separately. 

Lesson 35: ōld, ōlt, ōst, īld, o=ŭ, 

Lesson 36: Consonant Digraphs with Silent Letters

Lesson 37: More Silent Letters pn, ps, pt rh

Lesson 38: Spellins for /sh/

Lesson 39: Seven Spellings of the /sh/. Basic consonant sound. /zh/

Lesson 40: Tying the “Y’s" together: y = Short-ĭ, Long-ī, Long-ē, & Silent

Lesson 41: Tying the R-Controlled Vowels Together

Lesson 42: Prefixes

Lesson 43: Suffixes

Lesson 44: Helpful Vowel Rules

Lesson 45: Helpful Consonant Rules

Lesson 46: Rules 1-6 for Syllabication 

Lesson 47: Rules 7-10 for Syllabication

Lesson 48: Accent 


INSTRUCTIONS: Be sure to use stereo headphones with the right and left ear pieces correctly positioned. The student will hear interesting music in the left ear piece and my instruction in the right. The recordings were especially designed for students that might have dyslexia. Dyslexics generally try to process language when reading with the right hemisphere of the brain. Since the left ear is connected directly to the right hemisphere, listening to music in that ear will distract the right hemisphere and allow the student to receive the phonics instruction to the left hemisphere through the right ear. This is called dichotic listening. It is very important that the headphones are connected correctly. 

If you prefer not to hear the music, just use the right channel earpiece. 

Page published on January 9, 2014. Corrections were made on March 22, 2018.