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Why Practice Phonograms?

Systematic and explicit phonics instruction is a key component of effective reading instruction. Knowledge of letters and their sounds is essential.

Research studies report that systematic and explicit phonics instruction significantly improves word recognition, spelling, and reading comprehension.

The Phonogram Page, a free service of Johnny Can Spell, is designed to promote phonics and handwriting awareness, parent involvement, and student mastery of the 70 common phonograms of the English language.

About Us

N.I.N.E. Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1987 by Alice Nine to support excellence in education. Since then, N.I.N.E. Enterprises has sponsored hundreds of literacy training events nationally and internationally for educators, parents, and interested people.

Alice Nine firmly believes teachers and parents must have thorough knowledge of our language and appropriate strategies to teach our children sequentially the subskills of writing and reading. To that end, N.I.N.E. Enterprises offers training and materials.

For more information, a calendar of training events, and a complete listing of our products, visit us at

Who uses PhonogramPage?

Anyone learning to read, write, or speak English profits. Children and adults alike benefit from the phonics practice provided by PhonogramPage. People around the globe use it daily.

What is Johnny Can Spell?

Johnny Can Spell, a systematic, explicit phonics program, presents the phonograms (the sound-symbol correspondences) initially in isolation but develops mastery through daily application in spelling, reading, and writing. Read more …

Meet Alice Nine

Alice Nine, former classroom teacher and administrator, author of Johnny Can Spell, Johnny Can Write, and Grammar Applications, created PhonogramPage as an easy-to-use tool that engages students in quick daily phonics and handwriting practice. Read more …

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