Easy-to-Learn System Uses
Colors Hints for Sounds

Just five colors help beginning readers or English-language learners of all ages learn to read most words without guessing. Students see the "big picture" and overcome common stumbling blocks caused by inconsistent letter sounds in English. For example, look at the words below. To clarify the vowel sounds, long vowels are shown in red, short vowels in orange, and silent letters in gray.


In the Reading with Color system, black is used for consonants with regular sounds. Blue and purple are used as hints for other sounds and unusual spellings. The system is very simple and a list of 2200 words is available as a handy reference.

For more resources including a FREE poster and sample activities, visit the Reading With Color store at TeachersNotebook.com or TeachersPayTeachers.com. Your students can be successful in reading!