We’re moving right along with our free phonics books! The last set focused on short u words with longer endings. Today I’m sharing a set of books for short a words. We’ll focus on these phonics patterns: and, ash, amp, ang, atch, and ank words.
Let’s take a peek at one of the books.
The first page of each book starts like this. (By the way, I consider the a‘s sound in ank to be a long vowel sound, but it’s often grouped with short vowel word families.)
After your child turns the page, he can read the sentence to see if he read the new word correctly.
As you can see, these are not story books. But they are engaging and colorful ways to practice new phonics patterns!
On this page your child will read the new word in context (yank) and review words from previous phonics books (man, will, try, and weed).
I debated whether or not to use the word pop because it’s such a regional word. In fact, I use the word soda myself. But I really work to limit these books to patterns we’ve studied, and soda isn’t one of them. 🙂 So if pop is a new word to your child, you can educate him about the folks in the good old Midwest.
I love throwing in funny pictures when I can.
On the last page your child can review all the words that he’s read 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 this post.
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