Reader / book to focus on the long a sound for struggling and/or beginning readers.
The majority of the words in this story book are long and short vowel words. This allows the struggling and/or beginning reader to build specific skills without needing to rely on sight words and multiple vowel patterns at the same time.
Giving the reader similar patterns and decodable text in one story allows for reading a fun book where learning takes place and frustration is low, thus increasing reading confidence and success.
This book includes a list of real and nonsense long a vowel words for a pre-reading activity.
Have students re-read real and nonsense words before reading the book. Re-read the nonsense words and the book for practice in increasing reading fluency and reading skills.