Our App + Practice Pack curriculum is divided into two sections, starting with either Pre-reader, which introduces the alphabet and each letter sound, or Learn to Read, which blends the letters and their sounds to read words.
Pre-Reader: Your child is learning to recognize letters and the sounds they make.
Kindergarten: Your child has mastered the letter names AND sounds and is ready to start putting them together to read 1-syllable words; such as cat, lid, and bug).
1st grade: Your child can read short vowel words such as those noted above, and is ready for more challenging words with blends and digraphs; such as flat, drip, shell, and chess.
2nd grade: Your child can read words such as those noted above, and is ready for more challenging words with ending consonant blends, such as bank; inflectional endings, such as singing and kicked; and long vowels and diphthongs, such as plane, paint, and point.
The chart below may serve as a useful guideline when determining where to start with your child in the Hooked on Phonics App + Practice Packs program: