Phonics Lessons and Passages
As teachers we know that in the early grades we must provide practice for our students to read text in order for new words to be learned. One of the hardest things to find is decodable text that contains the spelling patterns being taught that are easy enough for them to read, yet hard and long enough for them to have text reading practice.
We have provided an explicit phonics lesson to accompany each passage.
Long Vowel Passages:
Long a: ai* and ay
Long e: ea*, ee*, and ie/y
Long i: ie/y
Long o: oa and ow
Long u: ue
*easy and hard passages
Using our teacher-ready phonics lesson plans will help your students as they learn to read and will prevent many future reading difficulties. Our lessons follow research on the brain and dyslexia conducted by Shaywitz & Shaywitz (2003) and is made practical in the Teaching Reading Sourcebook by Honig, Diamond, and Gutlohn (2008).
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