Begin Free, Self-Paced Phonics Video Lessons

Story Hour Academy provides free phonics lessons to kids via a self-paced video curriculum that’s divided into 9 sections. You can get started with the first of these 9 sections by visiting one of the lesson links below.

Here’s a brief summary of what you’ll find.

Section 1: Sixteen single-sound consonants

There are 18 lessons in the first section of Story Hour Academy’s phonics curriculum.

Lesson 1 introduces sixteen single-sound consonants within the context of what kids already know, the alphabet. Each lesson, from lesson 2 to lesson 17, teaches kids how to write one letter, sound it out, and recognize it in words. These lessons cover the letters b, d, f, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, t, v, w, and z. Finally, lesson 18 provides a review of all sixteen single-sound consonants.

Here are the links to each of these lessons:

Ready for section 2 of the phonics curriculum?

Once a student can tell you the letter name and letter sound for all lowercase and uppercase single-sound consonants, they are ready for section 2. Head on over to the first lesson in section 2, which is an introduction to 6 consonant digraphs.

Ready for section 3 of the phonics curriculum?

Once a student can tell you the sound or sounds for all of the following consonant phonograms, they are ready for section 3.

b d f h j k l m n p qu r t v w z ck ch ng sh th wh

Head on over to the first lesson in section 3, which is an introduction to vowels and multi-letter vowel phonograms.