This story, “The Big Mouth Bass”, provides decoding practice of the ou, ow spelling patterns as in out and how. Using a story setting for practice of these patterns provides the additional support of context. Unlike many decodable readers on the
This story called "Too Late" is about a snail on the way to a friend's birthday party. The story contains all of the spellings of the long a sound- a-e, ai, ay and eigh. The story allows students to practice these patterns in a story setting.