Phonics Advanced First Grade is a comprehensive, educational, low-cost app based on the Common Core Foundational Skills. It is written by teachers, for teachers, and can used in the classroom, integrating easily into lesson preparation. Parents can use the app to help a child keep up or catch up with their peers. The Check Yourself section will identify a student’s individual needs.

The Common Core Foundational Skills for 1st Grade includes:

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
a. Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
b. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
c. Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel
d. Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
e. Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
f. Read words with inflectional endings.
g. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

All of these skills are taught and practiced in the Phonics Advanced App. The check yourself section allows the parent or teacher to see the child’s progress on these skills.

What's New

Version 2.6

This version adds the ability to track student's scores in an online database where teacher's are able to view their entire class' scores, updates to 64-bit and improves security.

Ratings and Reviews

Awesome App!

Cheyanne Kraut

Phonics Awareness is perfect for teaching advanced phonics skills! As a Second Grade Teacher, I LOVE how easily this app helps teach and reinforce specific concepts in a colorful, fun format! Because it’s aligned with the Common Core for Literacy, I feel great about using it in my classroom. Its easy to use and my students want to use this app again and again! The ‘check yourself part is a great pre/post test that enables me to see their progress. It also is a great teaching aid for non – readers, because the text amd directions are all read to them! Love this app!!
Toni Zundel,
Author, Teacher



Very small amt of info in this app. My 5 year old just went thru the whole app in less than 2 minutes including he quiz, which is identical every time. Needs way more info and practice. I would not suggest this app even if it was free.

Phonics Advanced


As a Title I 1st grade teacher, this app has helped me teach struggling readers. I use lessons to introduce (or reteach) the phonics concepts, then individual students do the practice on their iPads, repeating the lesson.


Bugbrained, LLC
59.9 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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