I use these for small group phonics practice. I start with phonics handout. Students can highlight phonics patterns, blend, and read them chorally. You can then use flashcards for practice. I play "Around the World" with the flashcards for motivation. We then choral read the story twice. Students then practice reading the story independently of with a partner. I have the students save all the stories in thier reading folder. By the end of the year, the students will have a collection of phonics stories to take home and practice.