Word Family Readers - Skinny Books 3

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PreK - 2nd
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  1. Skinny Books 1-4 teach young children how to read using the word family approach. Each book has 42 stories that use only word family words and a few basic sight words as well as a comprehension question and the opportunity to name the story. Stories are skinny so each line can be read with a single
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Skinny Books 3 are continuing to build your children’s reading skills through 42 long vowel word family stories. Each of the fun-to-read stories only has word family words and a few basic sight words as well as a phonics worksheet activity, a comprehension question and an opportunity to create a title for the story. Stories are skinny so each line can be read with a single glance which is perfect for beginning readers. You will know the children have learned to read all 230 of the word family words in the Skinny Books 3 stories as there are no picture clues. Plus, Skinny Books are perfect for online and distance learning and taking home to reinforce children’s reading skills.

The stories are further increasing children’s confidence in their ability to read from the very first story. There is no difficult sounding out of each letter in a word and blending the sounds together in the word family approach.

Word Families included in Skinny Books

Set 1 stories 1-6 _ake, _ame, _ate, _ace, _ade, _ale

A shop has a sale.

A pale whale is for sale.

Dale went to the sale. …

Set 2 stories 7-12 _ave, _ane, _ape, _ail, _ain, _ee

I see a bee.

A wee bee!

The bee is in a tree. …

Set 3 stories 13-18 _eed, _, eep, _eal, _eet, _eam, _eat

I go down a street.

I meet a beet!

The beet has on a sheet. …

Set 4 stories 19-24 _ine, _ice, _ight, _ike, _ite, _ide

The mice play dice.

Is it nice for mice

to play dice? …

Set 5 stories 25-30 _ime, _ile, _ipe, _ind, _ies, _ive

Do you want a lime?

You will need a dime.

You have time. …

Set 6 stories 31-36 _ope, _oke, _own, _ose, _old, _ow

I know an old crow.

A crow with a bow!

The crow flies low. …

Set 7 stories 37-42 _ome, _oop, _oot, _oom, _une, _ute

She will ride a broom

up and down in a room.

Zoom! Zoom!


Print the Word Family Reader.

Fold or cut the pages to make a Skinny Book.


First: Use the worksheet to introduce a story’s word family words.

Second: Have the children read the story until it can be read without error, providing help as needed.

Third: Ask the children to answer the story’s question.

Four: Have the children give the story a title.


Click on the links below.

Word Family Readers – Skinny Books 1– CVC families

Word Family Readers – Skinny Books 2 – CVCC families

Word Family Readers – Skinny Books 4 – challenging rhymes


Word Family Readers - Skinny Books 1 and 2 with audio and games are available in the App Store for iPhones and iPads to enhance children’s learning experience.

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28 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.


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