Charge into Reading Decodable Reading System

Many early reader books are too difficult for children to read. But not these books! If your child knows the sounds of the alphabet, they are ready to begin reading our Short Vowel Set. Starting with short vowel sounds, each stage in the Charge into Reading Beginning Reader Series (also known as decodable books) builds on the previous stage to create a series that children can ACTUALLY read. Written by best-selling children's book author Brooke Vitale and designed in consultation with Orton-Gillingham trained literacy specialist Marisa Ware, these books are sure to help your little one learn to read.

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Decodable Readers

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  • Stage 1: Short Vowel Set

    • introduces 73 new short vowel words
    • This 5-book, 120-page set includes only 5 high-frequency words: a, oh, the, to, was.
    • 40 pages of short-vowel-specific literacy activities including decoding, phonemic awareness work, and spelling enable small groups or parents to transition seamlessly from reading to practicing literacy skills.
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  • Stage 2: Consonant Blend Set

    • Introduces 117 new consonant blend words.
    • New vocabulary includes: clasps, clumps, crams, crept, frets, glob, grunts, preps, rump, skids, slab, snags, sulk, tuft, yelps.
    • This 5-book, 120-page set includes only 8 high-frequency words: he, into, of, onto, saw, she, the, to. All other words in this set build on the short vowel sounds introduced in stage 1.
    • Includes 40 pages of blend-specific literacy activities

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  • Stage 3: Digraph Set

    • Introduces 120 new digraph words.
    • New vocabulary includes: chomps, chug, cling, dock, filth, fleck, flinch, muck, shad, shucks, springs, throb, thrusts, wham.
    • This 6-book, 144-page set includes only 5 high-frequency words: do, for, he, no, and to. All other words in this set build on the short vowel and consonant blends taught in stages 1 and 2.
    • Includes 48 pages of digraph-specific literacy activities.

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  • Stage 4: Long Vowel VCE Set

    • Introduces 109 new long vowel VCE words.
    • New vocabulary includes: compete, concrete, crude, extreme, flake, fumes, glides, grove, muse, scone, sphere, strode, theme, truce, wove.
    • This 5-book, 120-page set includes only 7 high-frequency words: be, for, he, my, to, we, you. All other words in this set build on the spelling patterns introduced in stages 1–3.
    • Includes 40 pages of long-vowel-specific literacy activities.
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Now includes digital resources

  • Print each book's literacy activities for use in the classroom or at home.
  • Download link delivered with purchase.
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What the Reading Experts are Saying . . .

"I purchased 6 packs of the CVC set for myself . . . I have to say, I really think these decodables are spot on. I love that they feel like real stories, and there's even some fun activities in the back. They are true decodables and would be the perfect addition to any structured literacy classroom." — Savannah Campbell — K-5 Reading Specialist. See video review directly below.

"These cvc focused decodable books are perfect for our beginning readers. I love that they are truly decodable so that my beginning readers get to experience success with applying their new skills. My students love these books!" —Instagram ReelSarah Paul- Reading Intervention Specialist: K-3 (@snippetsbysarah)

I love that each book comes with 8 pages of vowel specific literacy activities, which include decoding, spelling, and phonemic awareness work. The series follows a quality scope and sequence. . ."The ultimate guide to decodable books- Anna Geiger, CEO ofThe Measured Mom

K-5 Reading Specialist Savannah Campbell's Review

Scope and Sequence

At Charge Mommy Books, we believe in transparency and choice. Our scope and sequence contains:

  • Assumed skills for each stage
  • Full word lists for every available book
  • A breakout of high-frequency words
  • Spelling patterns, graphemes, and phonemes
  • Preview of new vocabulary
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Using humor to engage new readers

It has been my experience that many books that strive to teach reading lack consistent and enjoyable plots. As an author of hundreds of published children's books and an editor to thousands, I understand how to prioritize story while following the strict rules required by a decodable reading system. The words that appear in each of our decodable readers adhere to the goals of that stage of books without sacrificing plot, grammar, or early sentence structure. If a story doesn't make sense, or doesn't make us laugh, we scrap it and start again.

See the full digraph set