This download includes ten phonics based short stories. Each story contains only closed syllables and focuses on concepts such as the bonus letters -ff, ll, ss, zz, blends, closed syllable exceptions, suffix s and the -ng, -nk endings. These stories are intended to be used in conjunction with Orton-Gillingham based instruction and provide students with further closed syllable decoding practice. Using controlled text is a wonderful way to help students gain increased confidence in their decoding skills!!