Welcome to Alphabet Workout!

Children learn best when all of their senses are engaged!

Alphabet Workout offers a variety of hands-on reading activities and materials.  We are here to support parents, homeschoolers, classroom teachers and reading tutors working with children in preschool through first grade.   Check out free samples in each of the categories below.

Alphabet Workout is the brain child of Mary Forhan and Darcie Frohardt.  We are certified reading, classroom and Title 1 teachers and literacy coaches with over 30 years experience.  Our goal is to provide products that reflect the best practices of current reading research to you.  Alphabet Workout makes it easy to teach the five areas of reading instruction as outlined in the reading research funded by the National Institute for Literacy (https://lincs.ed.gov/publications/pdf/PRFbooklet.pdf).

Our products help you teach the following five areas of reading instruction with materials and activities designed for active preschoolers to first graders:

Phonemic Awareness Instruction Research

Phonics Instruction Research

Fluency Instruction Research

Vocabulary Instruction Research

Comprehension Research

Everything we create uses brightly-colored materials and hands-on activities.  We truly do make learning to reading fun! 

Darcie Teaching Preschoolers
Darcie Teaching Preschoolers Letter Sounds through Stories, Actions and Songs
Monkey Paper Bag Puppet
Monkey Paper Bag Puppet
Alphabet Workout Music CD
Alphabet Workout Music CD
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A number of schools have adopted Alphabet Workout as their beginning reading program:

Alphabet Workout offers training in:

  • Alphabet Workout (letter sounds and phonemic awareness)

  • Phonemic Awareness

  • Creative Writing with Young Students

  • Beginning Handwriting

Please contact us to find our more about our program and training sessions.

darcie@alphabetworkout.com

 

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