Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Offerings

Keys to Literacy offers two types of support for phonemic awareness and phonics instruction in Pre-K through Grade 3: foundational professional development AND the Letterland phonics program.

Foundational Professional Development

We provide professional development for the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency based on training modules from our Keys to Beginning Reading professional development course. This professional development is appropriate for any educators who teach foundational reading skills to students in grades PreK to 3, and for educators who provide intervention instruction to struggling students in grades 4-5. View topics covered in each module:

  • Phonological Awareness: role in learning to read; word and syllable awareness; alliteration, onset-rime and rhyme awareness; phoneme awareness (blending, segmenting, manipulation)
  • Phonics: the alphabetic principle; phonics scope and sequence; letter recognition and naming; multi-cuing and multi-sensory models for teaching letter-sound correspondences; blending/segmenting to read and spell words; syllable types; syllable division and structural analysis for multi-syllable words
  • Fluency: accuracy, rate, prosody; teaching fluency for letter-sound knowledge, word part, phrase, and sentence reading; developing text fluency and prosody; measuring fluency

Click here to learn about the full Keys to Beginning Reading course. 

Letterland Program and Professional Development

Keys to Literacy is the licensed New England provider of professional development for the Letterland phonics program. If you are a school district in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island or Connecticut that is using or is interested in using the Letterland program, Keys to Literacy can provide the professional development, a product demonstration, or guidance for ordering Letterland materials. When we decided to offer professional development for a phonics program, we knew it had to be up to the quality, high standards that educators have come to expect from Keys to Literacy. That is why we agreed to be the New England provider for Letterland.


Letterland is a complete phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, and handwriting program for Pre-K through Grade 3. Young children learn letter sounds and phonics patterns through story-based characters that are visually embedded in letters. Letterland uses a structured, systematic phonics sequence aligned with the science of reading. It is the most engaging program we have seen for teaching foundational reading skills, using a multi-sensory approach to activate learning through visuals, music, movement, art, and role-play.

Keys to Literacy offers a one-day training for each Letterland grade level (i.e., PreK, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3) and for the Letterland Intervention program.

Click here to view a one-hour webinar about Letterland.


Letterland Program Highlights

How Does It Work?

Scope and Sequence

Why choose Letterland

Letterland Professional Development

History of Letterland

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Core Standards Alignment

Results, Research, Academic Testimonials



Introduction to Letterland

Overview of Letterland

Brunswick County, NC
Early Literacy Initiative
Using Letterland


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We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impact on our employees and the schools where we provide professional development.

During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

If you are a current or new partner, explore our website or contact us to learn more about: