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Decodable Non-Fiction Set 4, Consonant Digraphs, Books 16-21

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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This is a series of six printable non-fiction books to provide decoding practice to emerging readers, specifically with words that contain consonant digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh and -ng). While there are other decodable texts available for beginning readers, this series is unique in combining systematic phonics/decodable text with non-fiction topics and photographs.

This group follows the first three sets which focus on short vowels (Books 1-6: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Decodable-Non-Fiction-Short-Vowel-Books-1-6-4503189), consonant blends (Books 7-11): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Decodable-Non-Fiction-Consonant-Blends-Books-7-11-4517745, and long vowels with magic/silent e (Books 12-15): https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Decodable-Non-Fiction-Long-Vowels-with-Magic-E-Books-12-15-5049974

Each of the titles in this group focuses on one consonant digraph (sh, ch, th, wh and -ng), with the sixth title as a review. Each book can be printed in a single-sided version or two-sided version (instructions are included in the text).

Because these books contain actual photos, rather than drawings, they can be suitable both for children and for teens and adults learning to read in English.

Most state standards include a focus on reading informational text, even in first and second grade, but finding materials that are suitable for emerging readers can be challenging. These decodable non-fiction texts are designed to fill this gap.

In addition to the long vowel/magic e (CVCe), consonant blend/digraph (CVCC and CCVC) and short vowel (CVC) words contained in these 6 books, here are the sight words and story words for each book.

High-Frequency Irregular Sight Words (red words)

16. their, many, give, pull

17. call, children, may, hard, could

18. hear, things, your, who

19. one, other, where, want

20. about, also, called, into, kinds

21. after, car

Story Words (less common sight words—blue words)

16. hermit, snail, turtle, sharks, rays, otter

17. beach, visit, ocean, thirst, bumpy

18. beaver, walls, castle, bread, cheese, soup, pizza, cool, forest, quiet

19. baby, ball, giraffe, grow, lion, sense, summer, tired

20. biggest, killer, mammals, orcas, seal, warm, whiskers

21. farm, cattle, cotton, corn, raise, silkworms, beef, steak, sheep, wool, hay

Sight words from the previous sets can be found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Decodable-Non-Fiction-Short-Vowel-Books-1-6-4503189; https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Decodable-Non-Fiction-Consonant-Blends-Books-7-11-4517745; https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Decodable-Non-Fiction-Long-Vowels-with-Magic-E-Books-12-15-5049974

Additional series are available here:

1) The Short Vowels set of 6 books: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Decodable-Non-Fiction-Short-Vowel-Books-1-6-4503189

2) The Consonant Blends set of 5 books:


3) The Long Vowels with Magic (Silent) e set of 4 books:


5) The Open Vowels and Vowel Digraphs (Teams) set of 7 books: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Decodable-Non-Fiction-Open-Vowels-and-Vowel-Digraphs-Teams-Books-22-28-5479675

Additional titles, focusing on a full range of phonics skills, will be available in coming months.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Decode multisyllable words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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