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Phonics Programs Currently Under Review

These programs are currently being evaluated for possible inclusion on the commissioner’s list; however, they have yet to be approved. The final, approved list will be released in November 2022.

Instructional materials are prioritized for review when they meet one of the following criteria:  

  • Evaluation of material is requested by more than 10% of Texas school districts (Note: Districts may request evaluation of a product through the annual TEKS certification survey. They may also complete the District TRR Request Form to nominate material(s) for review.)
  • The materials are adopted or are under consideration for adoption by the State Board of Education 
  • Publishers submit materials via application for review 
  • The materials are classified as Open Education Resources (OER)


Current Programs Under Review for English and Spanish Phonics

These programs  are currently being evaluated for possible inclusion on the commissioner’s list, but have yet to be approved.

Program Name Publisher Language
Alphabet Harbor Phonics InterEthnic English
Arriba La Lectura Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  Spanish
Differentiated Instruction Block Open Up Resources  English
Discovery Reading Horizons English
EL Education Foundational Skills Open Up Resources  English
Elementary Literacy Skills Unit Amplify Education English
Essentials: Foundational Savvas Learning English
Estrellita K–1 Reading Program Estrellita Spanish
The Fountas & Pinnell Phonics Heinemann  English
Fundations Wilson Language    English
Into Reading Houghton Mifflin Harcourt English
Kinestema Kinestema US Spanish
Language Enrichment Neuhaus English
Lengua, Ritmo, y Cultural EduSpark Spanish
Letterland Letterland International, Ltd.  English
LexiaCore5 Reading Lexia Learning Systems  English
Open Court Reading McGraw-Hill English
Phonics Benchmark Education English
Phonics & Word Study Workshop Benchmark Education English
Phonics Suite Really Great Reading English
RAZ-Plus Learning A-Z, Inc. English
Reading en Espanol iStation Spanish
Reading iStation English
Reading Mastery McGraw-Hill  English
Reading Readiness Neuhaus English
Saxon Phonics and Spelling with Amira Houghton Mifflin Harcourt English
Taller de Fonetica Benchmark Education Spanish
Texas Maravillas McGraw-Hill Spanish
Texas myView Literacy Savvas Learning English
Texas miVision Lectura Savvas Learning Spanish
Texas Wonders McGraw-Hill  English
Units of Study for Teaching Phonics Heinemann English
Words Their Way Savvas Learning  English

Coming Soon: Commissioner's List

The Texas Commissioner’s List of Recommended Phonics Programs will be released in November 2022. The list will support districts in selecting K–3 English and Spanish phonics curriculum that uses systematic, direct instruction to ensure all students obtain necessary early-literacy skills.

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