Decodable Readers: Holiday-Themed Mixed Phonics Skills and Syllables Bundle

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    Decodable Texts: Holiday Traditions with Syllable Division Rules

    Decodable texts and readers are so important for your Science of Reading curriculum. I love creating products to make my small group reading intervention groups more effective. I wanted some seasonal texts that I could easily send home with kids. I needed something that was a little more advanced and covered syllable division rules in an engaging way. I loved the idea of making the texts both foldable and printable in portrait size for phonics notebooks. I wanted flexibility, but I didn’t want much prep time. That’s why I created this set.

    These decodable texts include 10 different foldable texts. Each foldable can be printed on regular 8 ½ by 11-inch paper as well for a phonics notebook. The poems all come with a worksheet so students can highlight and “word hunt” patterned words. There is a place for students to sort the words they find as well. The other worksheet that accompanies each text gives students a chance to practice scooping syllables. Writing scaffolds are also included to give students a chance to write about their favorite holiday. Kids can create their own foldable book or make an 8 !/2 by 11 inch page for a class book or bulletin board display.

    This set will work if you have older kids working on these elementary phonics skills, too. If you’re a classroom teacher trying to differentiate, this product gives you a text for your small group and some independent practice while you see other students!

    The following skills are included in this product:

    Syllable Division Rules:

    · Rabbit

    · Tiger

    · Camel

    · Turtle

    · Lion words are included in texts, but not added to the word hunt worksheets

    The following traditions are included in this set:

    • Santa Claus
    • Evergreen Trees
    • Las Posadas
    • Yule Log
    • Hanukkah
    • Dreidel
    • Kwanzaa
    • Kwanzaa Candles
    • Boxing Day
    • New Year's Day

    An answer key and explanation of syllable division rules are included to help.

    Decodable Texts: Mixed Phonics Skills

    These holiday-themed decodable texts have been so much fun for my students to use. As kids develop their phonics skills, having plenty of different types of decodable readers for them to use for practice is essential.

    These affordable little books are easy to use and will give your reading groups meaning and connection to the season. For an additional twist, these are written in the “What Is in the Box?” format so students can read the clues and guess what each little story is about. Whenever we can add language comprehension to our phonics lessons in our science of reading curriculum, we give our little readers an extra boost as they build mental models of texts.

    These texts are foldable, so all you have to do is run a copy of each page, fold it into fourths, and you have a book. It’s so much easier than trying to figure out which page goes in the copier in which direction. Just print, fold, and go!

    This set of decodable texts includes 9 differentiated topics for a total of 18 books. For instance, there are two texts where there is a hamster in the box. The first is centered around mixed CVC patterned words: It’s numbered 1. The other has mixed digraphs for additional challenge. The more challenging text is #1a. Each of the challenge texts has an “a” after the number. Each skill and number is clearly designated at the top so you can organize your copies.

    The following skills are included in this set:
    • Mixed CVC
    • Digraphs
    • Blends
    • vCe
    • Syllable Division Rules
    * R-Controlled Vowels
    • Vowel Teams

    Additionally, this product contains a set of letter flash cards and a set of vowel team and consonant digraph cards for use in your small groups.

    Thank you so much for considering this product! Happy teaching!

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
    Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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