These phonics-based passages will support your studies of R and S blend skills. They are great fluency practice with coloring icons for repeated readings. Even though these passages are decodable by most firsties, they are not simple and boring like most decodable texts out there. These are perfect for your firsties because they cover the blend skills plus lots of sight words. You can also have your students highlight certain blends before, during, or after reading. You could even have them practice retelling with these passages since they truly have a storyline in each passage.