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Sound City Reading

This phonetic reading program website was recommended by two Beginning ELL teachers from Minneapolis Adult Education. It offers free PDF files of phonics books, workbooks, wall charts, flashcards, games, and activities at five levels. The program is “designed to be used in a sequential fashion, from the readiness level [Learning the Alphabet] through second grade [Basic and Advanced Phonics Patterns] and up”; however, it is also useful for older readers at beginning levels.

Although the accompanying pictures often include children, they are not childish. The author, Kathryn J. Davis, gives permission to teachers, tutors, parents, and schools to download, save, and print any or all of the files. She continues to add and improve audio and video files to support her print resources. There is also access at the top to Reading Street stories, tests, and worksheets.