I tutor students with learning disabilities and ones that are just having difficulty learning. I find that they need more practice and wrote these stories in the progression of what they are learning in intensive phonics.
Each story is made up of only short vowel words and sight words. The sight word list used by intensive phonics is shorter than many other sight word lists. Page 4 lists the words used in this set. The order of the stories starts with the short vowel A with sight words, then second story is short A and I with sight words, the third is short A, I, and O with sight words, etc. The short vowel E is last of the five vowels. This helps students because the sounds of short E and I are so similar. The last five stories are of mixed short vowel words with sight words. There are a total of ten stories. There are purposely no pictures to lower the amount of guessing that comes with pictures.
Each story is half to a full page long in Comic Sans font, size 17. As sight words occur in each story, they are highlighted in blue and underlined. When an occasional word that is new occurs, it is highlighted in red and underlined. Each story has 7 to 13 comprehension questions with it on the next page and also has the answers.
You have permission to use these stories for your students only, year after year. They may not be shared with anyone else or published in any other form without permission from the author.