Welcome to Phonics for Reading Training Objectives • Provide a comprehensive overview of the Phonics for Reading Program - Levels 1, 2 and 3 • Provide participants with the knowledge and know how to implement this program as soon as tomorrow! Phonics for Reading Acknowledgements: Anita Archer, James Flood, Diane Lapp, Linda Lungren. To become skilled readers, children must have strong base in phonics. Phonics helps students to quickly sound out a word. After enough practice, reading sounds becomes automatic. By 3rd grade, children are expected to read grade level text about 90% accurately, meaning if students are stumbling over sounding out words then they will be unable.