Fluency Builder

Phonics is the tip of the iceberg when teaching children to read. In order to learn to read they also need good auditory skills.
More than just a phonics program, Fluency builder is based on neuroscientific research about why children with dyslexia struggle.

 It exercises all the parts of the brain needed for fluent reading, and targets skills like phoneme manipulation and phonological awareness which been been proven to be key to fluent reading.
Phonological awareness is one of the best predictors of reading success. But schools often don't have time to teach this crucial reading skill beyond the early years.

Most struggling readers have a problem hearing sounds in words, which is called the phonological deficit. For example they can’t hear that goat contains 3 sounds – g oa t. It’s just one blob of sound to them.

Reading is often taught via phonics. I.e. your child is taught that oa makes the long o sound. And that they should blend g + oa + t to make goat. But if your child can’t hear that goat contains three sounds, then teaching them phonics won't teach them to read.
Fluency Builder contains 50 lessons. Each lesson covers a new sound, plus exercises to improve the phonological deficit, plus an easy or hard reading passage that also teaches new vocabulary.