A Reading Program for Struggling Readers
A proven system that allows students of all ages to achieve reading success.
Learn to Decode
Brad brings bugs
Brad brings bugs in a box.
“Spell the word…”
“Write the phrase…”
“Write the sentence…”
Step-by-Step Phonics Lessons
How Viva Phonics Helps Struggling Readers
Each phonics lesson is strategically designed to help your struggling reader master new skills
and gain confidence in their reading ability.
Readers start by increasing their understanding of letter-sound
relationships. This is key to helping students recognize familiar words and decode new words. The ability to decode helps readers grasp new vocabulary and apply new terms correctly.
Readers build reading fluency through repetition, practice and drills. This new ability to read words quickly, accurately and with expression will improve a student’s comprehension skills, increasing his appetite for reading and devouring all things words.
Readers develop a rock-solid foundation in spelling through dictation exercises – an integral component to reading – by practicing the speech sounds verbally, and spelling those speech sounds accurately. A strong speller is a strong reader and writer!
Why Viva Phonics Works
Backed by Research
For Readers of All Ages
The online phonics resources can be used with students of all ages as the program is designed with older struggling students in mind. Students are motivated to work on the targeted literacy skills without feeling self-conscious about their current reading ability.
Focused and Direct
Each lesson includes a set of video flashcards that focus on one new skill and the decodable sentences and stories allow the student to continue practicing previously learned concepts. Teach one student or an entire class with no prep work!
I’m Angelica and I created this online reading intervention program when I started working 1:1 with students who struggled with reading. I found that many times students were being sent home with sight word lists that had no logical pattern and included words that could easily be decoded. Students weren’t able to blend simple words and when they didn’t know a word they would just guess!
The only way to fill the skills gaps was to relearn to read. Starting from scratch ensured that students had the foundational skills needed to grasp more complex concepts within the Viva Phonics program and beyond.
After more than a century of frustration, it has now been shown that the brain can be rewired and that struggling children can become skilled readers. Sally Shaywitz, M.D., Overcoming Dyslexia