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Puzzle Piece Phonics: Teacher's Resource Kit, Grade K

  • Title:Puzzle Piece Phonics: Teacher's Resource Kit, Grade K: Puzzle Piece Phonics Brings Word Study to the Balanced Literacy Classroom
  • Author:Carolyn Banuelos, Danielle James, and Elise Lund
  • Publication Date:May 2018
  • Grade Level:K
  • ISBN:9781544337531
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Special pricing through September 30, 2018

Phonics can easily become the forgotten piece of Balanced Literacy, but by making word work the center of literacy instruction, other literacy skills fall into place. Puzzle Piece Phonics is designed to inspire, challenge, and support students—without creating more work for teachers. It’s offered in grade specific kits for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.

Based on extensive research, this colorful, year-long phonics curriculum teaches K-2 learners to immediately apply phonics learning to authentic reading and writing. Illustrated, moveable puzzle pieces help students learn spelling and phonics patterns as a natural part of becoming fluent readers and writers.

Beyond its unique use of puzzle pieces, what sets this resource apart is its built-insupport for students working on very different levels. Students learn new skills during whole-group lessons, then apply them at their individual working level through the differentiated components.


The bright, kid-friendly pages of the Learner’s Notebook and Fluency Notebook give children plenty of room to practice and self-check their work. Students are introduced to specific sound-letter patterns through colorful puzzle pieces, then apply the patterns as they read and write both studied and new words.


The Teachers’ Resource Kit includes more than 100 unique puzzle pieces* for manipulation and display, an adorable full-color poster to help students match visuals to rhyming poems and concepts, and a Teacher’s Guide with lesson plans and learning activities. The Teacher’s Guide supports instruction of the phonics concepts and provides daily lessons that cover the core teaching components.

Research confirms that mastery of phonics concepts is critical to building the letter-sound knowledge students need to succeed as readers and writers. Put Puzzle Piece Phonics to work in your classrooms and discover how easy it is to make word study effective and fun.

Learn more about the Teacher's Guide

Learn more about the Learner's Notebooks

Learn more about the Fluency Notebooks

Learn more about the Explorer Posters

Learn more about the Puzzle Pieces

Research Base Alignment: A Summary of Salient Research and Description of Program Alignment


Author Bio

Carolyn Banuelos is a graduate of Ohio State University with a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education. She has been an instructional coach and primary grade teacher across the country. Carolyn now enjoys empowering teachers and students to take charge of their learning as a facilitator.

Danielle James is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She has taught primary grades across the state of North Carolina. Danielle now enjoys consulting with classroom teachers to model literacy instruction for successful implementation.

Elise Lund is a graduate of Marietta College with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education with specialization in Literacy. She has taught primary grades in Ohio and North Carolina. Elise now enjoys creating curriculum development trainings and implementing literacy instruction to a broad range of learners.

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