Scholastic Phonics Readers is a supplementary phonics instructional program designed as an optional addition to Literacy Place, Scholastic’s basal reading text. Scholastic Phonics Readers incorporates phonetic texts to provide intensive phonics practice in the context of engaging stories, with themes and skills aligned to those in Literacy Place.
One study evaluated Scholastic Phonics Readers with Literacy Place in four urban California districts. Compared to control groups, the outcomes were significantly positive on CTBS Word Analysis, but not other scales. The overall mean effect size was +0.16. These results qualified the program for the ESSA “Promising” category.