Designed as a stand-alone decodable emergent reader packet for students in grades K-1-2 at CCVC/CVCC/CCVCC reading levels with blends, digraphs, short vowels, 2 two-syllable words and several high frequency words. It includes one original story of two boys trying to skip rocks in a pond. The extended activities include 2 word sorting activities and 1 phrases sort which will create complete sentences, fluency reading practice/assessment, comprehension questions, vocabulary development suggestions for the teacher and encouragement/character development cards. The actual storybook can be copied for each student in the group, as well as to send home for extra reading practice. One distinctive feature is that the text of the storybook is offered on a separate worksheet, so that the story may be read first as a Cold Fluency Read, then in small groups or with partners, without the pictures. Later, when the storyline is understood, students are delighted to read it in the actual storybook with colorful pictures. The full set of 28 pages is available in both color and black and white, for a total of 56 pages. This Read-Right-Now Decodable Storybook Packet was designed to meet a need for my own first and second grade students when I found I needed more materials for them to read with short vowels with blends, digraphs and a few more high frequency words before introducing them to the long vowel patterns.
Watch for more storybooks in this collection in the weeks ahead. One in the making is titled: Catch Me a Crawdad, Dad. It’s full of humorous, rhyming dialogue between a reluctant dad and his son, who’s ready for an adventure.