Raising Robust Readers Reading Course

The Raising Robust Readers Course

Step-by-step, researched-based, child-friendly instruction gently guides the learner through the logic and predictability of our English language. Teaching resources and downloadable materials including songs, games and fun-filled activities are included in our online reading program.   English is logical, sensible, predictable and easy to decode.  Now you can teach it that way.

Online Course Materials

Online Course with 18 step-by-step modules

Our Online Reading Course is Easy for Parents to Teach to Children

Easy for parents to learn and teach

Raising Robust Readers Uses the Ortho - Gillingham Approach

Uses the research-based, multi-sensory
Orton-Gillingham Approach


Each module includes:

  • Videos to guide you through the online course
  • Spelling Clues
  • Downloadable Worksheets
  • Fun-filled activities
  • Optional Train the Brain eReaders

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All programs include:

  •  18 step-by-step modules
  • Instruction in phonological and phonemic awareness
  • Systematic, explicit guidance in phonics and phonograms instruction
  • Easy-to-learn child-friendly terminology
  • Multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham-based teaching strategies
  • Songs, gestures, and animated videos
  • All 72 phonograms
  • Six syllable patterns taught through animated videos
  • Word division
  • Reading and spelling clues
  • Strategies to decode and read "sight words"
  • Methods to improve fluency, vocabulary and critical thinking skills
  • Downloadable teaching materials

All programs contain materials suitable for babies and beyond. 



  • Online Videos
  • Step-by-Step instruction on teaching phonograms
  • Fun-Filled instruction in the 6 syllable patterns.
  • Downloadable Worksheets



  • Everything included in the Essentials Program 
  • PLUS - Hard Copy Books:
  • ABCs of the Sounds We Read
  • FUN-O-Guide
  • Sound Dictionary & Spelling Clues
  • "Train the Brain" sequential  eReaders for each phonogram.



  • Everything included in the Essentials Program 
  • PLUS - Hard Copy Books:
  • ABCs of the Sounds We Read
  • FUN-O-Guide
  • Sound Dictionary & Spelling Clues
  • Train the brain decodable eReaders
  • 4 hours online personal coaching and consultation
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"Your program has left no stone unturned! I am amazed how yours is the first program in all my years as a homeschooling parent and furthermore as an elementary teacher, that truly dispels the myth of understanding syllables and how to attack them in attempting to read and decode words. I think that there are so many students whose literacy issues could be healed if only they had your program."

Stacy C.
Elementary Teacher and Homeschooling Mom

Supplemental Products

 These at-your-fingertips hard copy books are convenient additions to our online course.

FUN-O Guide Activity Book

A child-focused, family-centered guide for teaching phonograms.


The on-the-go, wherever-you-go FUN-O-Guide Activity Book is an at-your-fingertips resource to teach the reading code.  While The ABCs of the Sounds We Read introduces the 72 phonograms, the FUN-O-Guide helps parents teach Wordy’s 72 phonograms through a wide variety of fun-filled activities.  The front of each of the 72 phonogram pages in this spiraled, glossy activity book presents the phonogram, the illustration, and jingle.  The back of each page is loaded with teaching strategies and family fun activities to help you teach not only the 72 phonograms; but the various components of literacy.

Originally the flagship product in our program, the FUN-O-Guide is a popular product many parents and teachers choose for the added convenience and portability.  It is included in the Plus and Premium Programs.

The ABCs of the Sounds We Read

Going Beyond the Alphabet to Discover the Reading Code (with Audio CD)


Winner of a 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Literacy!  This is not just another children’s book.  It is the the ONLY book of its kind.  We take you beyond the ABCs to the world of phonograms, the sounds that make up all the words we read.  Learn the proper pronunciation of each phonogram with the read-along audio CD.  The colorful, action-packed pictures encourage much discussion to stimulate visual, language, comprehension and critical thinking skills even at very young ages.  Once you know the phonograms–a simple extension of the 26 letters of the alphabet–you can say them, show them, and teach them.

Phonogram Sound Dictionary and Spelling Clues

The Building Blocks for English Words


Good readers aren't always good spellers  

How can I look up a word in a dictionary if I don't know how to spell it?  Try looking it up by sounds! Discover spelling patterns and “clues to choose” how to spell words with Wordy's Sound Dictionary and Spelling Clues.

Refer to Wordy’s Phonogram Sound Dictionary and Spelling Clues as you introduce sounds for blending and spelling.   Check each phonogram to discover if there are “Clues to Choose” which sounds to use or letter patterns associated with it.

Train the Brain eReaders Complete Set

Build on Small Steps that Produce Success.

Train the Brain” books are written with controlled vocabulary using phonograms previously taught so the reader experiences success time and time again.   Phonograms are introduced and added to each decodable "Train the Brain" reader in a systematic sequence. Each phonogram is presented in a story and used multiple times for sound and pattern recognition. As  children learn to read more phonograms, the readers become more sophisticated.  The complete set covers all 72 phonograms. They are designed to be used along Wordy's Road Through the Reading Code.


Train the Brain Beginning to Blend eReaders


Our Beginning to Blend eReaders teach children to blend phonograms that make one sound only.  These 20 eReaders blend consonants with the following vowel partner phonograms: ai, ay, ee, igh, oa, oe, eigh, er, ur, ir and ear.

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