Today I’m sharing a set of fun and free easy readers featuring the short u sound.
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A sample book
Every book starts like this. I always put the first new word in big bold print without a picture. Since the focus of these early readers is sounding out words, I don’t give a picture clue on that first page.
Now your child can check how he did by reading the word in a simple sentence. I try to use silly pictures whenever I can!
I also put in phonetic words from other books we’ve done. Since the short u set is the last of my long vowel phonics readers, you’ll find a lot of short vowel words mixed in.
By now you’ve noticed that these are not actually stories. My phonics books are simply words and sentences printed in a book format. Because it’s a lot more motivating to read an actual book than flash cards! If you’re looking for phonics books that tell actual stories, you might want to see my recommendations in this post.
Lots of phonics practice on this page, with the words man, can, hit, and rug.
On the last page your child can practice reading all the words again without picture clues. When my Four gets stuck he peeks back in the book.
How to assemble:
- Separate the stack into each individual book. Each book consists of two pages front to back.
- Cut across the horizontal center of the pages.
- Insert the pages into each other, using the page numbers as a guide.
- Staple with a long arm stapler.
For a picture tutorial to help you put the books together, visit my post with set one.
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