Systematic Phonics

Helping Ohio Students with English and Reading Comprehension.


Systematic Phonics

Richards Learning Systems® teaches English language concepts that include:

  • Forty-four sounds
  • Five patterns of vowels and consonants
  • Seven syllable rules

Students start with little words and then move to bigger words by breaking them into smaller pieces. The exercises and reading activities control the words used so students apply their newly learned concepts to words “fitting the rules”. These exercises develop both reading and spelling skills simultaneously.

Once students have learned all Richards Learning Systems concepts, they practice their newly learned skills by applying them to words like “archaeologist” and “psychology”. Throughout the process, students learn:

  • Problem solving
  • Build vocabulary
  • Improve decoding and spelling
  • Reading comprehension
  • Fluency

Who can we help?

Someone you love…

  • struggles to read words.
  • does well on spelling tests, but spells poorly when writing.
  • reads, but doesn’t understand it.
  • struggles to sound out words when reading.
  • has tried many times to learn to read, and failed every time.
  • has trouble remembering.
  • mixes up letters in words when reading.
  • has trouble following directions.
  • is frustrated, lacks self-esteem and often feels angry.


“When Davyon, a five-year-old kindergartner, began the Richards Learning Systems® (RLS) program, he could identify just 5 lower case sounds. …In just 3 weeks, Davyon completed concept #1, learning ten consonant sounds and short vowel ‘A’.”

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Contact a North Coast Program Manager to discuss your student’s needs

CALL: 440-914-0200 Email: info@northcoasted.com