Learn to Read with Phonics, Fluency, and Comprehension
Free online resources and printouts courtesy of Starfall.
ALPHABET: Starfall's ABCs
. A perfect
starting place for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. If your student finds this too
simple, just start with the next step: phonics.
PHONICS: Learn to Read
Contains Starfall's sequential phonics series of 15 books with fun letter-pal characters
(Zac the Rat, Peg the Hen, etc.). Encourage your student to read books in order.
Fun to Read
. Children learn
to identify the shapes of words. Includes the popular All About Me
phonics magic, rhyming tongue twisters, art, music, and poetry.
FLUENCY and COMPREHENSION: I’m
Scaffolding reduces reading anxiety and improves comprehension.
Includes non-fiction. Struggling readers develop self-confidence.
■ Reading and Writing
. Classroom experience has shown that children learn decoding skills as
they focus on the sounds in words they write.
■ 21 Learn-to-Read
. This sequence successfully teaches phonics, sight words, fluency, and
For children with disabilities, see Accessibility
What's the best way to teach children to read?
"When I was younger, Starfall was my favorite website. I truly believe that Starfall set the
foundation for my future."
— Sarah, Undergraduate at Stanford University
Starfall's successful learn-to-read activities are based on teacher's experience and research:
- Developed and tested in the classroom;
- Follows scientific evidence-based methods recommended by the NICHD National
- Explicit instruction in phonemic awareness;
- Systematic phonics instruction;
- Methods to improve fluency and comprehension.
Starfall motivates through positive reinforcement and play.
Children delight as they see, hear, and interact with letter-sound relationships in words,
sentences, games, and songs.
Where Children Have Fun Learning to Read™