Step Six to Reading - Reading Sentences

decodable readers

The final step in teaching children how to read is giving them lots and lots of practice and successes reading specially designed decodable readers. The best types of readers have organized, distinct levels of reading that gradually introduce more sight words and spelling rules in an organized fashion.


Learn to Read Decodable Books

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Set 1 - 3-Letter Word, Single Sentences

3 Letter Word Single Sentences

Sets 1-5 of our learn to read books feature children as the main characters. Each set is $9.95 and contains 10 books, 8 pages each.

The focus with Set 1 is basic three-letter phonetic words in sentences. Only short vowel sounds are used such as the "a" in cat. These books contain one sentence per page with only a few sight words. They are a great beginning place for emerging readers to have fun and success when learning to read books. Sample page: "Jim is six."

Before reading this series, children will do best if they have:

1. Practice and mastery with blending, segmenting and reading three-letter words. See our word reading lessons on this page.

2. Practice and mastery reading short sentences of three-letter phonetic words. An ideal way to do this is to use our four sets of sentence reading booklets. These are the best way of helping your child to have a successful and fun experience with these books.


Set 2 - 3-Letter Word Double Sentences

3 Letter Word Double Sentences

Set 2 focuses on basic three-letter phonetic words in sentences. Only short vowel sounds are used such as the "a" in "cat". These books contain one or more sentences per page with only a few sight words. These books are a great beginning place for emerging readers to have fun and success with reading books. Sample page: "Dot has a job. Dot gets the pods."

Before reading this series, children will do best if they have:

1. Practice and mastery with blending, segmenting and reading three-letter words. See our lessons on reading words here.

2. Practice and mastery reading short sentences of 3-letter words.

Practice and mastery reading the previous book set: Set 1 - 3-Letter Single Sentence Books.


Set 3 - Consonant Blends

Consonant Blends

The set works with consonant blends. These are basic four-letter phonetic words in sentences. Only short vowel sounds are used such as the "a" in "clap". Each book has one or more sentences per page with just a few sight words per book. These books are a great beginning place for emerging readers to have fun and success with reading books. Sample page: "Gwen has her flag for the band. Gwen plans an act in the band."

Before reading this series, children will do best if they have:

1. Practice and mastery with blending, segmenting and reading three-letter words, and four letter words with consonant blends. See our lessons on reading words here.

2. Practice and mastery reading short sentences of 3-letter words, and words with consonant blends.

Practice and mastery reading the previous two book sets.


Set 4 - Blends and Syllables

Blends and Syllables

The focus of this set is on words with advanced consonant blends, such as "drift" and "sprint". You child will also practice reading words with two or more syllables, such as "robin", "sunset" and "pumpkin". Each book contains one or more sentences per page with only a few sight words. Sample page: "The muffins get plump. The muffins get crisp. Krista can smell the muffins."

Before reading this series, children will do best if they have:

1. Practice and mastery with blending, segmenting and reading three-letter words, four letter words with consonant blends, and words with advanced consonant blends and multiple syllables. See our lessons on reading words here.

2. Practice and mastery reading short sentences of 3-letter words, words with consonant blends, words with advanced consonant blends and syllables in them.

Practice and mastery reading the previous three sets.


Set 5 - Silent Final 'e'

Silent Final e

This set features words with silent final 'e'. Each book has one or more sentences per page with just a few sight words per book. Sample page: "At the pines, Mike slides into the pipe. He sets his hand in the fine sand."

Before reading this series, children will do best if they have:

1. Practice and mastery with blending segmenting and reading three-letter words, four letter words with consonant blends, words with advanced consonant blends and multiple syllables, words with silent final 'e'. See our lessons on reading words here.

2. Practice and mastery reading short sentences of 3-letter words, words with consonant blends, words with advanced consonant blends, syllables in them, words with silent final 'e'.

Practice and mastery reading the previous four sets.


Set 6 - Phonograms

Phonograms

Each book in this set focuses on a single phonogram, such as "sh." The sentences are cleverly written to include an abundance of words with this phonogram, but not so many that they become tongue-twisters. Only one phonogram is practiced in each book. Sample page from "oa" book: "Joan floats in her boat. She uses the oars on the boat."

Before reading this series, children will do best if they have:

1. Practice and mastery with blending segmenting and reading three-letter words, four letter words with consonant blends, words with advanced consonant blends and multiple syllables, words with silent final 'e' in them. See our lessons on reading words here.

2. Practice and mastery reading short sentences of 3-letter words, words with consonant blends, words with advanced consonant blends, syllables in them, words with silent final 'e'.

Practice and mastery reading the previous five sets.


Set 7 - Phonograms

Phonograms

Same as Set 6 but uses different phonograms.


Set 8 - Phonograms

Phonograms

Same as Set 6 and 7 but uses different phonograms.


***All 8 Book Sets - 80 Books - $69.95***

Phonograms

Sentence Reading Apps

SENTENCE READING MAGIC 1 Games app

SENTENCE READING MAGIC 1

This app focuses on CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words.

Includes:

  • 324 sentences divided into four categories and 24 lessons
  • 72 Two-word sentences
  • 84 Three-word sentences
  • 84 Four-word sentences
  • 84 Five word and six-word sentences

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Games app SENTENCE READING MAGIC 2

SENTENCE READING MAGIC 2

This app targets words with consonant blends and 24 of the more difficult sight words to decode.

Includes:

  • Over 50 of the most common sight words;
  • 324 sentences divided into four categories and 24 lessons;
  • 81 Two-word sentences;
  • 82 Three-word sentences;
  • 84 Four-word sentences;
  • 84 Five word and six-word sentences.

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Sentence Reading Activity Booklets

Reading Sentences with CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) Words

2 Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
Set 1 - 2-Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
This is the first step to introduce your child to reading sentences. Each booklet has 2 words to help bridge the gap between single word reading and book reading. Most of these cards use complete sentences while others contain sentence fragments. Sentence fragments are not designed to teach grammar, but rather help build reading confidence. 40 booklets - $5.95

3 Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
Set 2 - 3-Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
Building on your child’s success of 2 word sentences, your child is ready for these 3 word sentence cards. Each booklet has 3 words to help bridge the gap between single word reading and book reading. Only complete sentences are used in this and succeeding sets. 40 booklets - $5.95

4 Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
Set 3 - 4-Word CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets
To help expand your child's sentence reading aptitude, all the booklets in this set have 4 words per sentence. These also help prepare you child for reading primers. 40 booklets - $5.95

CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets with 2 Sentences
Set 4 - CVC Phonetic Word Sentence Booklets with 2 Sentences
These booklets each feature a picture and two matching sentences. They are designed to get your child closer to reading regular books that feature multiple sentences per page. Your child should be ready to read most early phonics readers after gaining mastery with these booklets. 40 booklets - $5.95


Making Sentences with Consonant Blends

Consonant Blend Single Sentence Booklets
Set 5 - Consonant Blend Single Sentence Booklets
This set has short single sentences with 2 or 3 consonant blend words in every sentence. These booklets are designed to give your child practice reading sentences with consonant blend words in them. 20 booklets - $3.95

Consonant Blend Double Sentence Booklets
Set 6 - Consonant Blend Double Sentence Booklets
This set of booklets has two sentences with consonant blend words in them. These booklets are designed to give your child practice reading sentences containing words with consonant blends. 20 booklets - $3.95

Advanced Consonant Blend Single Sentence Cards
Set 7 - Advanced Consonant Blend Single Sentence Cards
The booklets in this set have words that have a consonant blend at the beginning and end of the word. 20 booklets - $3.95

Advanced Consonant Blend Double Sentence Booklets
Set 8 - Advanced Consonant Blend Double Sentence Booklets
The booklets in this set either have a word with two consonant blends in them or a word with a triple consonant blend in them, such as split. These cards also have two sentences on each card. 20 booklets - $3.95


Using Multiple Syllable Words to Make Sentences

Multiple Syllable Phonetic Single Sentence Booklets
Set 9 - Multiple Syllable Phonetic Single Sentence Booklets
The cards in this set feature words that have two or three syllables and some double or triple blends. Each booklet has one sentence on the outside of the card and the picture on the inside to discourage picture guessing. 20 booklets - $3.95

Multiple Syllable Phonetic Double Sentence Booklets
Set 10 - Multiple Syllable Phonetic Double Sentence Booklets
These booklets have two sentences with long phonetic words on them. 20 booklets - $3.95


Reading Sentences with Silent Final 'e' Words

Silent Final 'e' Single Sentence Booklets with Same Vowel
Set 11 - Silent Final 'e' Single Sentence Booklets with Same Vowel
The first set of booklets has 5 books for each vowel. Each of these has two or three words with just that long vowel sound for the silent final 'e' words. 20 booklets - $3.95

Silent Final 'e' Single Sentence Booklets with Mixed Vowels
Set 12 - Silent Final 'e' Single Sentence Booklets with Mixed Vowels
These books have a mixed selection of silent final 'e' words in them contained within one sentence. 20 booklets - $3.95

Silent Final 'e' Double Sentence Booklets
Set 13 - Silent Final 'e' Double Sentence Booklets
The final set of sentence booklets has two sentences of mixed silent final e words in them. If your child can successfully read these booklets and the ones preceding them, then your child should be ready to start reading the books in our reading series and beyond. 20 booklets - $3.95