Author: Patricia Vadasy
Grades: K-2 and Intervention 2-3
A Tutoring Program in Phonics-Based Early Reading
Sound Partners is an explicit, balanced, phonics-based tutoring program that provides
individual instruction in early reading skills. Using lessons specifically designed for tutors,
paraprofessionals, and assistants, this research-based solution:
- Improves phonemic awareness, decoding, word identification, and spelling skills
- Provides kindergarten instruction in phonological skills (syllable segmenting) and
initial sound identification, and scaffolded practice in phoneme segmenting
- Includes application of word-reading skills through storybook reading practice
What to Order for Kindergarten: the Kindergarten Master Set plus BOB Books,
Sets 1 and 2.
What to Order for Grades 1–3: the Grades 1–3 Master Set and the Grades 1–3
Decodable Readers Set.
Kindergarten Master Set includes one Lesson Book, one Tutor Handbook, and one Sound Card
Grades 1–3 Master Set includes Lesson Books (3 copies), Implementation Manual, Tutor
Handbooks (3 copies), and Sound Cards (3 sets).
Grades 1–3 Decodable Readers Set includes one
copy of each storybook, including the BOB Books series (Sets 1–5), Poppleton
and Friends, The Class Trip, and Mice and Beans.