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Our decodable readers are designed using our carefully planned scope and sequence. The decodable readers include words with the focus phonics pattern and words with phonics patterns students have already learned. Explore our vowel team stories below. 
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Vowel Teams

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Our decodable readers are designed using our carefully planned scope and sequence. The decodable readers include words with the focus phonics pattern and words with phonics patterns students have already learned. Explore our hard and soft sound stories below. 

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Vowel Teams

Get ready to embark on your decoding journey with our  vowel team decodable readers. Each book offers ample opportunities to practice the specific sound-spelling pattern. Read each synopsis below. 

 

Decodable Books

Gail's Hike (F)

In this story, Gail is going on a hike! Let’s read and find out the fun things she does on her trip. This story highlights ai vowel team words such as trail, rain, daisy and many more.

Snail (NF)

They are small, slimy, with shells of different shapes. Let’s read and find out about snails in this book!

To the Bay (F)

May went to the bay and found a surprise on her way to see her friend. Can you guess what she finds? This story highlights ay vowel team words such as play, day, bay, and many more.

At the Bay (NF)

It’s a hot day under the sun. The kids splash, dive, and have fun playing at the bay with Mom!

Mayson the Mailman (F)

Meet Mayson, the friendly mailman! Let's read all about him. This story highlights ai and ay vowel team words such as mail, play, today, and many more.

Rain and Hail (NF)

Drip, drop, ding, bing! There’s rain and hail outside. Let’s read and learn all about rain and hail!

A Feast for Gramps (F)

It’s time to celebrate Gramps’ birthday! Follow the Keaton family as they prepare a feast for Gramps. This story highlights ea vowel team words such as feast, sea, meal, and many more.

Meal Time (NF)

It’s meal time! What food do you eat in your meals? Let’s read and learn about things you can eat!

Lee's Week (F)

Lee likes writing a to-do list. Find out the different things Lee planned for the week. This story highlights ee vowel team words such as week, feed, meet, and many more.

In the Street (NF)

What’s on the street? Trees, people, shops, and many more! Let’s read all about things in the street!

Heaps of Fun (F)

Bree and Dee went to see a film. Can you guess what they will watch? This story highlights mixed ea/ee words such as meet, see, seat, heaps, and many more.

Trees (NF)

It’s big, tall, and has LOTS of branches and leaves. What is it? Read and learn all about trees!

Grant the Goat (F)

Grant is on his way to meet a friend! Let’s read and find out what happens. This story highlights oa vowel team words such as goat, boat, oats, and many more.

Frog or Toad (NF)

One makes small hops. The other makes high jumps. Is it a frog or a toad? Let’s read and learn about frogs and toads!

Making a Snowman (F)

It’s a snow day! What better way to spend the day than to make a snowman? This story highlights ow vowel team words such as snow, bow, yellow, and many more.

Snow! (NF)

Snow is falling! What are fun things to do during a snow day? Let’s read and find out!

Moe, Poe, and the Doe (F)

During their Sunday hike, Moe and Poe spot a surprise! This story highlights oe vowel team words such as Moe, Poe, and doe.

Potatoes (NF)

They are easy to plant and grow. You can dig them up with a hoe. Let’s read and learn about potatoes!

Mr. Willow Meets a Whale (F)

In this story, Mr. Willow goes to the coast. Let’s find out what happens! This story highlights mixed oa/ow/oe words such as coast, flow, boat, and many more.

Boats (NF)

What do boats look like? Where can you find them? Let’s read and learn about boats!

Sue Loves Blue (F)

Read as Sue expresses her love for Blue! This story highlights ue vowel team words such as blue, true, and many more.

Rescue Dogs (NF)

Meet Sue! She is a rescue dog. Read this book to learn more about rescue dogs.

The New Crew (F)

Follow Andrew and his friends as they make a new club at school. This story highlights ew vowel team words such as new, crew, few, and many more.

Stew (NF)

It’s time to make beef stew! Gather all the ingredients. The cooking crew is here to help you!

Blue is Fast (F)

Meet Blue, a blue jay! She is fun, playful, and most of all, she is fast! This story highlights mixed ue/ew words such as true, grew, and many more.

Road Crew (NF)

Having some road issues? The road crew is here to help you! Let’s read and learn about the road crew.

I See Blue (NF)

What are some blue things you can see around you? Let’s read this book and find out.

Gail's Dreams (F)

When Gail sleeps, she dreams of many things! Let’s see what Gail’s dreams are about. This story highlights mixed vowel team words such as Gail, sleep, dreams, and many more.

Trains (NF)

They run on railroad tracks. They tow and lug big loads. Read this book to learn more about trains.

Show and Tell! (F)

Today is Show and Tell Day at school! Find out what Andrew, Joe, and Dean brought to Show and Tell. This story highlights mixed vowel team words such as train, cheese, day, and many more.

At the Beach (NF)

Let’s go on a beach trip! What are fun things we can do at the beach? Read and find out.

Hide and Seek (F)

Kay, Moe, and Sheen are playing Hide and Seek at the beach. Let’s read and find out what happens next! This story highlights mixed vowel team words such as Moe, boat, beach, and many more.

Willy and Katy (F)

Willy has a friend in the big city! Read and find out who it is! This story highlights y (long e) words such as Willy, Katy, city, and many more.

Things That Fly (NF)

Look around. What are the things that can fly? Let’s read and spy!

The Shy Owl (F)

July the owl wants to make new friends but she’s too shy. Read and find out how July overcomes her problem! This story highlights y (long i) words such as July, shy, fly, and many more.

Pumpkins (NF)

It’s pumpkin day! You can see pumpkins everywhere. Let’s read and learn about different pumpkins.

Bunny Family Trip (F)

The Bunny Family is going on a trip! Let’s see what happens on their fun-filled day! This story highlights mixed y words such as bunny, shy, daisy, and many more.

Fall Is Here (NF)

The leaves are dry. It is foggy and chilly. Read this book and find out why!

Supporting Activities

 

In addition to the decodable readers, we provide opportunities for children to practice and experience each phonics pattern with multisensory activities and games. 

  • explicit, step-by-step lesson plans
  • mouth motion posters
  • 1-page decoding sheets (for practice or assessing)
  • phonics games
  • decoding strategy posters