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Charge into Reading's Decodable Reading System: Stage 2

Paperback 5-Book Set | 120 Pages

Each Book Includes 8 Pages of Literacy Activities

Consonant Blends Decodable Reader Set

Consonant Blends Decodable Reader Set

By: Brooke Vitale

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Children learn to read one letter sound at a time. But reading requires more than just recognizing letter sounds. It means learning how to blend them together. This 5-book set is the second installment in Charge into Reading's Decodable Book Series, a structured series of readers designed to grow with a child’s phonetic learning. Each book in the consonant blends set contains a blend-specific story along with 8 pages of literacy activities meant to enhance a reader’s comprehension of the specific consonant clusters being focused on.

Our Charge into Reading Decodable Readers are fully vetted by Marisa Ware, MSEd, a LETRS, Top Ten Tools, and Orton-Gillingham-trained reading specialist and executive function coach. 


6 x 6 inches

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Don't just memorize words. Learn to read them!

Learning to read doesn’t just happen. It takes hard work, and a lot of practice to learn how to decode text. At Charge Mommy Books, we understand the importance of supporting the growth of these skills, and of following a structured system of literacy when teaching children to read.

Our Charge into Reading Decodable Reader sets follow a literacy-specialist–approved scope and sequence, with each set of books building on what was taught in previous sets.

Stage 2: Consonant Blends

The Charge into Reading Consonant Blends Decodable Reader Set is stage 2 of Charge into Reading’s structured system of decodable readers.

Building on the short vowel sounds introduced in Stage 1, each volume in this 5-book set focuses on a specific kind of consonant blend: L Blends, R Blends, S Blends, T Blends, and Word-Ending blends. Repetition of these consonant blends throughout the book helps new readers gain confidence and mastery over blends before moving on to more complicated spelling patterns.

Each Consonant Blend Decodable Reader also contains 8 pages of blend-specific literacy activities meant to further strengthen a reader’s comprehension of the
reading skill presented in the book.

  • Learn L Blends

    Pam has a plan. She is going to clip the plump plums growing on her plot of land. But what can Pam turn her plums into? And what kind of mess will she end up making in the process?

    The Plum Plot focuses on L blends, introducing 20 new L-blend words.

    L blends in this story:
     blast, blends, claps, clips, clumps, flat, flips, glad, glob, plan, plants, plops, plot, plugs, plum, plump, plums, slab, slips, splits

    High-frequency words in this story: she, the

    Additional consonant-blend words in this story: land, pond, spots

  • Learn R Blends

    Grant and Brad are spending a day at the pond collecting grubs. But when a frog hops by, Grant's plan changes. Can he catch the frog, and what will happen when he does?

    Grub Grab focuses on R blends, introducing 18 new R-blend words.

    R blends in this story: Brad, brags, brisk, crams, drat, drops, frets, frog, grabs, Grant, grins, grips, grub, grubs, preps, traps, trips, trots

    High-frequency words in this story: he, the, to

    Additional consonant-blend words in this story: gasps, past

  • Learn S Blends

    Stan can spin, stomp, and skip. But when he slips and skins his leg, all Stan can do is sob . . . that is until he sees a friendly face. Soon Stan has a new mission: befriend the slug sharing the steps with him!

    Stan and the Slug focuses on S blends, introducing 21 new S-blend words.

    S blends in this story:
     scans, skids, skins, skip, skips, slips, slab, slug, slugs, slumps, snags, spin, spins, spots, Stan, stands, stem, step, stomp, stomps, stop

    High-frequency words in this story: he, into, onto, the

    Additional consonant blend words in this story: and, grins

  • Learn T Blends

    Brent and his twin are camping out. When a twig hits his tent and wakes Brent, he creeps outside to look around. To his surprise, he finds a set of prints in the frost. But who (or what!) do they belong to, and where will following them lead Brent?

    Prints in the Frost focuses on T blends, introducing 22 new T-blend words.

    T blends in this story: Brent, crept, fast, felt, front, frost, gust, just, left, next, past, plants, prints, rest, slept, soft, swept, tent, tuft, twig, twin, went

    High-frequency words in this story: into, saw, the, to

    Additional consonant-blend words in this story: snap, swamp, wind

  • Learn Word-Ending Blends

    Flint and Brand want to jump on an old stump. But when Brand gets stung by a wasp, he soon finds himself limping . . . all the way to the camp office. But will what he sees there change his mind about just how bad the bump on his leg truly is?

    The Bump focuses on word-ending blends, introducing 36 new words with ending blends.

    Word-ending blends words in this story: and, asks, bend, bends, Brand, bump, camp, clasp, cramp, desk, end, Flint, gasps, grunts, gulp, hands, help, helps, jump, jumps, lands, limp, limps, must, next, past, pond, ramp, rump, stand, stump, sulks, want, wants, wasp, yelps

    High-frequency words in this story: he, the, to

    Additional consonant-blend words in this story: spots, swim

  • Consonant Blend Identification

    Hearing the sounds within a word is the first stage in learning to read. This consonant blends activity encourages children to identify blends not by reading a word but by saying it aloud.

  • Consonant Blend Word Bank

    The ability to sound out words and figure out what letters they include is one of the first steps in reading and spelling. Ask your child to say each picture word. Then work with them to figure out what consonant blend the word uses and match it to the words in the word bank.

  • Consonant Blends Scooping

    Being able to locate consonant blends is an important first step in being able to read more complex words. This consonant blend scooping activity encourages children to find the letter blends within a word.

About the Author

Brooke Vitale is a children's book editor, author, and proud founder of Charge Mommy Books. Over the course of her 15+ years at top New York publishers, Brooke Vitale has edited thousands of books, including best-selling titles Hide-and-Hug Olaf and Olaf’s Night Before Christmas. Today, Brooke works as a freelance children’s book editor and runs, a website dedicated to helping aspiring authors navigate the publishing and self-publishing industry. Since beginning her freelance career, Brooke has helped more than 1,000 authors achieve their dream of publishing a book.

But Brooke is also a prolific writer in her own right. She has worked with top children’s book publishers including Penguin Random House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Disney Book Group to publish more than a hundred books, including The Magic Is in You, The Mandalorian: A Clan of Two, Goonies: An Illustrated Classic. All told, Brooke’s books have sold over 500,000 copies and climbing.

Brooke lives in Connecticut. When she is not writing or editing she can be found playing Charge Mommy in the backyard with her two young sons.

About Our Literacy Specialist

Marisa Ware, MSEd, is a LETRS, Top Ten Tools, and Orton-Gillingham-trained reading specialist and executive function coach. She also creates educational resources for teachers, parents, and homeschooling families. Marisa received her BA in behavioral science with a minor in English. While teaching full-time in the classroom, she went on to earn her Master’s in Education, and has devoted the past 10+ years of her career to literacy education. Marisa currently works privately in one-on-one settings with elementary and middle school students. She blogs about literacy education at MW LITERACY®. Residing in Connecticut, Marisa lives with her husband, two children, and lots of books and greenery.

About the Illustrator

Mila Uvarova graduated from Saint Petersburg Institute of Art Sculpture. She has worked as a designer, PR manager, and illustrator for books, logos, and private label brands. Mila's favorite artist ever is Danish caricature master Herluf Bidstrup.

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