The majority of the words in this story book are short e vowel words with the consonants ck, st, nt, and ss. 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 nonsense and real words with the short e vowel for reading practice. The nonsense and real words focus on using the short e with consonants blends of ck, st, nt, and ss.