“Little Lights” is a phonics-based comprehensive study of more than 300 short vowel words containing multiple components for the early reader. “Little Lights” is easy to manage and highly successful. It may be used productively in class, as homework or with volunteers. The presentation of word patterns creates a solid foundation in decoding. The segmentation instructional component contains 37 direct instruction printable pages, 16 assessment pages, a basic lesson plan and complete answer key.