Printables for Phonics Readers and Folks with Dyslexia


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Free Phonics and Dyslexia Printables for Learning to Read

Join Tup the dog as Jan and her friends take him on a rambling walk to the library where he will participate in “Read to a Dog.” Try and catch the wayward chicken by pretending to be a plant or a train. And make sure to take lots of breaks to read to Tup. You’ve got time to go into the cave and scout around if you want, so put on your caving helmet and explore away. The game is over when you get to The Public Hall for Tomes of Tales (that’s the library in Tup’s city.) You can stop here, but Tup hopes you’ll keep reading to him.


Flashcards for rhyming and sight words available now with more flashcards on their way. You can even download and print blank flashcards with the chicken, bat, or Tup image on the back so you can personalize the activities to your child.


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I have lots of plans for Free Printables. As a homeschooling mom who is teaching two independent-minded kids, including one with dyslexia, as well as writing a book series, I have more plans than time. I will be adding printables as I develop them.

Free Phonics and Dyslexia Printables for Learning to Read

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DOG ON A LOG Printables are made available free of charge for educational purposes.

You may:

  • Use them in a home, group, or school setting.
  • Place a link to them on your website.
  • Create individualized game cards using the supplied Word and PDF files.

You may NOT:

  • Use the Tup or other copyrighted images except in the personalization of educational game cards.
  • You may not sell or distribute DOG ON A LOG Printables.
  • You may not host them on your website or upload them to any other website or shared website.

Free Phonics and Dyslexia Printables for Learning to Read

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  • Decodable words and sentences from “The Squiggle Code.” These decodables start with just six letters and the first sentences have just two sight words.
  • Lists of decodable words and about five sentences from each DOG ON A LOG decodable chapter book.
  • You may use them with your students to help them practice their reading and writing skills.


Sample Books you can Print

  • Step 1 The Dog on the Log Let’s GO! Book
  • Step 1 The Dog on the Log Chapter Book
  • Step 4 Musk Ox in the Tub Let’s GO! Book
  • Step 4 Musk Ox in the Tub Chapter Book
  • Step 7 The Blimp Chapter Book



Gameboards and Game Cards 

For yourself or Share with your clients, students, or their families

Teaching a Struggling Reader: One Mom’s Experience with Dyslexia (Book) 

For yourself or Share with your clients, students, or their families

How to Use Decodable Books to Teach Reading (Book)



DOG ON A LOG Skills Checklist

  • For Tracking your Students’ Progress
  • Phonological Skills Through Step 10

Jan is reading a phonics book from her collection of books for kids with dyslexia.

Pre-Readers Printables

  • Book 1
  • Hearing Words
  • Rhyming
  • Syllables
  • Beginning/Ending/Middle Sounds
  • Book 2
  • Meet the letters
  • Handwriting
  • Blending (sounding out)
  • Starting to Read

Printables for all Steps of Phonics/Books

  • Card Games for all Steps of Phonics
  • Meet the Letters
  • Rewards as Motivators
  • Handwriting worksheets (Link)
  • Printable Teaching A Struggling Reader booklet 
  • Sight word flashcards
  • Printable Keyword Tables 

Step 1 Books 

  • Consonants, primary sounds
  • Short vowels
  • Digraphs: ch, sh, th, wh, ck
  • 2 and 3 sound words
  • Possessive ‘s

Partial Printables Available

As I develop a printable, I figure it’s better to add it here so it can be used than to wait for the complete set to be done.

Step 2 Books 

  • Bonus letters (f, l, s, z after short vowel)
  • “all”
  • –s suffix

Step 3 Books 

  • ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

Step 4 Books 

  • Consonant Blends to make 4 sound words
  • 3 and 4 sound works ending in -lk, -sk

Step 5 Books 

  • Digraph blends –nch to make 3 and 4 sound words
  • Silent e, including “-ke”

Step 6 Books 

  • ild, old, olt, ind, ost

Step 7 Books 

  • 5 sounds in a closed syllable word plus suffix -s (crunch, slumps)
  • 3 letter blends and up to 6 sounds in a closed syllable word (script, spring)

Step 8 Books 

  • Two syllable words with 2 closed syllables, not blends (sunset, chicken, unlock)

Step 9 Books

  • Two syllable words with all previously introduced sounds including blends, exception words, and silent “e” (blacksmith, kindness, inside)
  • Vowel digraphs: ai, ay, ea, ee, ie, oa, oe (rain, play, beach, tree, pie, goat, toe)

Step 10 Books

  • “Y” as a vowel with the long “I” sound (cry, my, spry)
  • Open syllables (be, so, fly)
  • Two-syllable words containing:
    • Open syllables (beside, rerun)
    • Vowel teams ai, ay, ea, ee, ie, oa, oe (raindrop)
    • Previously learned sight words (somewhere)

More Printables Coming Soon

Printables for Phonics Readers and Folks with Dyslexia