The final step in teaching children how to read is giving them lots and lots of practice and success reading especially 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.

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Set 1, 3-Letter Word, Single Sentences

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.

10 Books, 8 Pages Each – $9.95

Set 2, 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.

10 Books, 8 Pages Each – $9.95

Set 3, 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 sets.

10 Books, 8 Pages Each – $9.95

Set 4, Blends and Syllables

The focus of this set is on words with advanced consonant blends, such as “drift” and “sprint.” Your 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, words with advanced consonant blends, and words with multiple syllables. See our lessons on reading words here.

2. Practice and mastery reading short sentences of 4-letter words with consonant blends, words with advanced consonant blends and words containing more than one syllable.

Practice and mastery reading the previous sets.

10 Books, 8 Pages Each – $9.95

Set 5, 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 the  “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 words with 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 sets

10 Books, 8 Pages Each – $9.95

Set 6, Silent Final ‘e’

This set of books focuses on long vowels within silent final e words.The first four books focus on a specific vowel, and the remaining six books use a variety of silent final e words. A sample page from book 6 is, “Kate smiles at the joke and takes the rope. Kate will tell her mom that the snake was just a rope.”

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, syllables in them, words with silent final ‘e’.

Practice and mastery reading the previous sets.

10 Books, 8 Pages Each – $9.95

Set 7, Phonograms

Same as Set 5 but uses different phonograms.

10 Books, 8 Pages Each – $9.95

Set 8, Phonograms

Same as Set 5 and 7 but uses different phonograms.

10 Books, 8 Pages Each – $9.95