Decodable books for beginning readers
the Fat Cat. Introduces short a; requires only
Lad wants to take a nap on his mat but someone is already there and she won't move. Maybe his growls will convince her she needs to find her own mat.
Ants in a Can. Short a practice; requires only consonants and glue words.
wants ants for her ant farm, but they're biting her!
Sick. Requires short a,
short i, consonants,
words. Written to introduce short i as a stronger contrast
a than short e for students who have
only two vowels.
Poor Lad--he feels bad. Is there medicine to cure a sick
the Tent. Introduces short e;
requires short a,
and glue words.
Jan gets a new tent, and she plans a campout
Dad. But they don't count on a secret guest showing up.
Pig in a Bag. (html pages) Introduces short i; requires short a and e, consonants, and glue words.
Tim is finally having his tenth birthday. Is he in for a surprise. Wait until you see what Ben is giving him.
A Hot Spot. Introduces short o; requires short a, e, i, consonants and glue words.
It sure is a hot day. Tim has a hot job. All he wants is a cool drink, but there's a pig in the way.
Kids and Pets at Camp. Review of the short vowels a, e, i, and o; requires short vowels, consonants and glue words.
What a fun place to go, a camp where you can bring your pet! But will the pets get along?
Chips for the Chicks. Introduces ch; requires all five short vowels.
It is lunch time and Mom lets the kids eat outside. Look out, Ben and Jess. Lad wants some lunch, too.
The Crash in the Shed. Introduces sh; requires all five short vowels and the digraph ch.
Ben and Jess can't make up their minds whether to fish or collect shells. Suddenly they hear a crash in the shed. Sounds like trouble!
The Thing on the Path. Introduces th; requires all five short vowels and the digraphs ch and sh.
Lad just can't get away from those chicks. Now they think he is mother hen. Will lad look after them?
for Cake. Introduces long A;
requires short vowels,
consonants, digraphs ch,
sh, and th.
The perfect snack after a tiring swim, cake. Mmm . . . can you smell it? Uh, oh. Lad smells it, too.
The Train Trip. Practice long A; requires short vowels, digraphs ch, sh, and th.
Jan and Tim can't wait. Nate is coming in on the train. Nate can't wait, either. He has a surprise for Jan!
The Mean Geese. Introduces long E; requires short vowels, long A, digraphs ch, sh, and th.
Those geese! First they scare Scat's kittens, now they're after Lad. Look out Ben. I think they're after you, too!
The Bike Ride. Introduces long I; requires short vowels, long A, long E, and digraphs ch, sh, and th.
Nate has been visiting Tim and Jan but lately, he is not much fun. Can Tim and Jan come up with a plan to get their friend away from the television?
The Big Fright. Requires short vowels and long A, E, and I.
Tim's dream is so bad it wakes him up. But it looks like his dream may be coming true. What does that stranger want with his pet, Slim?
Jake's Joke. Introduces long O; requires short vowels, long A, long E, long I and digraphs ch, sh, and th.
Jan have to send their friend Nate home on an airplane.
Nate's pet snake is missing.
Pig on the Loose. Introduces long U; requires short vowels, long A, digraphs ch, sh, and th.
Aunt Sue is coming. The kids can't wait. They think she's going to love Slim, but wait! Where is he?
Jess Gets Hurt. Introduces er, ir, and ur. Requires long and short vowels, and digraphs ch, sh, and th.
Ben has a big ball game. Jess wanted to shop with Mom while Ben played, but Scat has disappeared. Jess is not watching where she is going as she runs off to find her cat. Jess . . . watch out!
The Barn Party. Introduces ar and or; Requires long and short vowels, er, ir, ur and digraphs ch, sh, and th.
A big storm is coming. The chicks are on the loose, Bart won't get into the barn, and Scat has hidden her kittens. Can Ben and Jess help Mom and Dad save the animals?
Time to Be Born. Requires long and short vowels, ar, and or.
Dad has a big job to do planting corn, but
the kids won't help and a storm is on its way. What else can go
Slim's Outing. Introduces ou and ow. Requires long and short vowels, and r-controlled vowels ar, or, er, ir, ur.
Sue is in charge again. How is it that Slim has gotten
again? Now things are really out of control.
Mary is going to have a baby, but she and
husband Joseph have to take a long trip--on a donkey!