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I’ve created 24 sets of free phonics books for beginning readers! Use these alongside my sight word reader collection for a balanced approach.
My phonics books
- Each phonics book is a collection of sentences highlighting a particular phonics pattern. These are not actual stories like you might find in a purchased series or the Rhyme to Read app. However, you’ll find that the bright and engaging pictures will keep your child’s attention!
- Each book features both a phonics pattern and sight words that your child can learn by reading our free sight word readers. You’ll find the featured sight words listed on the back of each book.
- My early sets are quite simple and perfect for children just starting to sound out words. Even the later sets do not advance too quickly, making these a great resource for early and struggling readers alike.
- These readers are designed to use by themselves or alongside Reading the Alphabet, a wonderful hands-on preschool reading curriculum that our family loves.
How to assemble
Each book will be two full sheets of paper, front to back. Cut on the horizontal center of each book. (I love our paper cutter! I’ve used it for years. A little pricey on Amazon, but you might be able to get it at Michaels with a coupon.)
Fit the pages together in their proper order.
Staple on the fold with a long-armed stapler.
Get the books!
Learn about each set and download the books for free by clicking on the links below.
- Set 1: Short a word families
- Set 2: Short i word families
- Set 3: Short o word families
- Set 4: Short e word families
- Set 5: Short u word families
- Set 6: r-controlled vowels
- Set 7: Silent e words
- Set 8: ee and oo words
- Set 9: ay, ai, igh, -y words
- Set 10: ea, oa, ow, ie words
- Set 11: ush, unch, ump, ust, ung, unk words
- Set 12: and, ash, amp, ang, atch, ank words
- Set 13: ind, ent, ent, est, old, itch, ink, ing
- Set 14: aw, all, oi, oy, ou, ue, ui, ew, dge, ou
- Set 15: -s and -es endings
- Set 16: -ed and ing endings
- Set 17: compound words
- Set 18: contractions
- Set 19: VCCV words
- Set 20: VCV words
- Set 21: –el, -le, -er, -ar, -or words
- Set 22: -ie, -ey, -y words
- Set 23: –ture, -age, -on words (links directly to the file)
- Set 24: words with prefixes and suffixes (links directly to the file)