Phonics is a crucial element in helping kids learn to read English. The leveled lessons on Piece of English Cake help ELLs learn the building blocks of reading -- letter and letter combination sounds. The lessons are based on word lists organized by phonics topic, plus lessons on sight words to increase reading fluency. The photo slideshows introuduce the English lesson words. Each slideshow begins with an mini-lesson teaching the phonics topic. In the slideshow ELLs can view photos to illustrate the definitions of the words and hear the words read aloud to learn how to pronounce them correctly.