Foundations Phonics

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Overview

For Ages 4-6

Bring letters, sounds, and reading to life for your early learners with Foundations Phonics, Master Books’ award-winning Christian homeschool curriculum. Laying the foundation for homeschool language learning success, this open & go curriculum teaches phonics through Biblical interactive lessons, engaging worksheets, and exciting hands-on activities.

Foundations Phonics is ideal for a kindergarten to first grade level student and effectively prepares them for the Language Lessons for a Living Education series.

A Look Inside

SKU M943-1
Manufacturer Master Books
Weight (in lbs) 2.20
Title Foundations Phonics
Subtitle Easy Lessons for Early Learners
ISBN 13 9780890519431
Contributors Carrie Lindquist
Binding Paperback
Page Count 292
Publisher New Leaf Publishing Group, LLC
Dimensions (in inches) 8 1/2 x 11

A Fun & Easy Approach

Foundations Phonics is designed to make the process of teaching your child to read easy, exciting, and so much fun! This grab & go Christian homeschool curriculum teaches phonics through interactive lessons, engaging worksheets, and exciting hands-on activities that bring letters, sounds, and reading to life!

Foundations Phonics features:

  • Interactive 3-5 minute lesson narratives teaching a letter & sound or blend through a Biblical story or concept
  • Reading practice through words, sentences, Bible verses, and the lines to the song, Jesus Loves Me
  • Engaging worksheets featuring coloring, reading, problem-solving, writing, and activities
  • Suggested hands-on activities for each lesson that utilize common household items such as crayons, rice, flour, etc.

Totally Flexible

This award-winning phonics program can be used with students who are developmentally ready to learn to read in either kindergarten or first grade. Foundations Phonics can also be customized for use with students who are ready for writing, as well as those who may not yet have the hand-eye coordination required for writing but are ready to learn to read.

In Foundations Phonics your student will:

  • Learn letters, sounds, & blends
  • Begin reading words, sentences, and paragraphs
  • Practice recognizing sight words
  • Trace the Gospel message from Creation to Christ
  • and so much more!

More Than Phonics Because the Foundation Matters

As your child learns to read in Foundations Phonics, they’ll embark on an exciting adventure through the pages of the very best book, the Bible! Young students will develop a strong Biblical foundation as they trace God’s plan of Salvation from Creation to the Resurrection of Christ. Along the way, students will discover God’s grand design in nature, meet biblical men and women who followed God, encounter Jesus, learn why God’s plan of salvation was necessary and how the Gospel applies to their individual life.

Foundations Phonics includes:

  • Suggested Daily Schedule—saving you time!
  • Materials List
  • Lesson Narratives & Helpful Hints
  • Student Worksheets

Course Features:

  • 20-30 minutes per lesson, 3-5x per week
  • Recommended Grade Level: K - 1
  • Often used in Semester 1 of first grade to be followed by Language Lessons for a Living Education: Level 1
  • Perforated, 3-hole punched
Helped my daughter read
Review by Heather
This curriculum helped my daughter learn to read. It was easy to follow and she enjoyed it. I do wish that it was a full year.
Phonics + Bible YES!
Review by Ashley
My daughter loved learning about the Bible while also learning how to read! We loved this combo and were excited to share with little sister!
Very thorough
Review by Megan
My son enjoyed learning to read with all the Bible stories!
Five Stars!
Review by Johanna
Did not expect this book to take us on such a beautiful journey through the Bible like it did while simultaneously teaching my boys phonics! It gave a clear presentation of the Gospel–starting with the creation of the world and ending with a loving and personal invitation to follow Christ. I was so very moved with the way the Gospel is shared.

I followed the lesson plans for each day, not understanding why the order of the letters presented weren’t in alphabetical order, but I was glad that we stuck with the sequence of the book because it followed the accounts of the Bible and the salvation message in a way that flowed together well.

Sometimes the lesson narratives were a little too long to read, so I reworded it into a shortened version to fit my sons’ attention span.
We started this book in the fall semester and then transitioned smoothly into Language Lessons for a Living Education: Level 1 for the spring semester.

I did this book with both sons, one in 2020 and the other in 2022, when they were 6 years old. They both learned all the letter sounds and blends presented in the book and gained confidence in reading.

It helped to get this book spiral bound at Staples since I wanted to keep the book together, but also have the pages lay flat for little ones just learning how to write.
Best resource for learning Phonics
Review by Leisha
I absolutely love this book! my daughter has learned so much about phonics and the Lord. I highly recommend.
Great for learning/reinforcing letter sounds
Review by Gina
We found this curriculum to be very good for reinforcing letter sounds. We loved the Bible stories in each lesson.
We loved this!
Review by Meagan
This was a great book for teaching phonics. The lessons were short and simple. Very easy to follow along with and teach. I didn’t realize we would be done with it half way through the school year but that really hasn’t been a huge issue.
Daughter Loves, Momma filled with Relief and Happiness
Review by Emilie
My daughter loved this book so much that she cried when we were done with it! She wanted to keep doing it. She especially loved the Bible story for each lesson. It's just such a calm, gentle approach---one that she really needed. (My daughter is in vision therapy. While she has almost perfect 20/20 vision, her brain doesn't connect the images she sees the way it needs to for her to read quickly. So, we repeated 1st grade with this new curriculum. I thank God every day we found this.)

She's gaining confidence and not fighting learning. She even asks to do extra work some days. Over time, I can see this gentle approach actually "catching her up" to her technical grade level and above... but with the cheer and confidence she needs for life-long learning.

The happy thing is that the next book, Language Lessons for a Living Education #1 is super fun and still incorporates the story time my daughter loves.

If you're on the fence and wondering if this will be rigorous enough, it is. It's fantastic. It's made our days so much easier. (I work part-time, so that should tell you how doable this is. It's easy and effective. Plus, the science curriculum that pairs with this year is just as good.)
Loving it!
Review by Elizabeth
My kindergartener zoomed through Simply K so we started Foundations Phonics half way through the year. She is absolutely loving it and thriving.
Love!!!
Review by Tabitha
I tried many different phonics curriculums and this was by far mine and my sons favorite!
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