Road to the Code

Commercial Program
Phonemic Awareness

15-20 mins

Target Student

Students who demonstrate difficulties with phonemic awareness skills and letter/sound correspondence.


Road to the Code is an 11-week developmentally-sequenced program designed for teaching phonemic awareness and letter/sound correspondence.


Road to the Code contains 44 lessons featuring three activities: Say-It-and-Move-It, Letter Name and Sound Instruction, and Phonological Awareness Practice. These activities were designed to provide students with repeated opportunities to practice and enhance their beginning reading and spelling abilities. The program also features detailed instructions and reproducible materials.


Santi, K. L., Menchetti, B. M., & Edwards, B. J. (2004). A comparison of eight kindergarten phonemic awareness programs based on empirically validated instructional principles. Remedial and Special Education, 25(3), 189-196.

Schmitz, S. (2011). The development of phonological awareness in young children: Examining the effectiveness of a phonological awareness program. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

Schmitz, S. L., & Loy, S. (2014). Road to the code: examining the necessity and sufficiency of program components. Reading Improvement, 51(4), 341-359.

Signoracci, J. S. (2005). The effectiveness of the road to the code Intervention on the improvement of basic reading skills for a sample of at-risk kindergarten students (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University).

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