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Paperback 5-Book Set | 120 Pages

Each Book Includes 8 Pages of Literacy Activities

Short Vowel Decodable Reader Set

Short Vowel Decodable Reader Set

By: Brooke Vitale

Regular price $12.95 USD
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Now on The Reading League's list of Decodable Text Sources!

Children learn to read one letter sound at a time. Our Short Vowel Decodable Reader Set is perfect for children who are ready to begin reading. This 5-book set focuses on the first sounds a child will use when learning to blend words together. The short vowel set is the first 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 short vowel set contains a vowel specific story, a complete word list, and 8 pages of vowel specific literacy activities meant to enhance a reader’s comprehension of the specific short vowel 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. 

Please note: CVC words that focus on a single vowel sound alone cannot create a quality story. For this reason, our short vowel decodable readers contain a select few consonant blends and digraphs that adhere to select vowel sound. This is the only set where such an exception is made to future spelling patterns.

 

Dimensions

6 x 6 inches

Printed in the United States

All Charge Mommy Books are printed in the United States of America

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Anna R.
Amazing short vowel set

I am a kindergartener teacher and I met Brooke at a holiday fair and I bought this set and a picture book. The short vowel set is definitely worth getting and my kids are loving them. Because each book focuses on a single short vowel it is really helping them gain confidence! Very different than what I have seen on the market.

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R. T.
Perfect for my reluctant kindergartener

I got this set because my kindergartner was reluctant to read. I tried a lot of simple readers but they couldn’t keep his interest because they really weren’t stories. What was great about these sets was that they had an actual storyline that included things he was interested in such as dogs, bugs, frogs, etc. it was really nice how each book was based on only one short vowel. It really allowed him to gain confidence. The illustrations were much better quality than I’ve seen in other sets.

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Teaches Kids to READ and not call out words from rote memorization!

My three year old had an awesome time reading the first book in the set. He scored it 10 out of 10 and says it deserves 30 dollars 😆. We all know that 30 dollars in a toddler's mind is like a million so that indicates how great of a book set it is.

What I love most about this decodable set is that teaches Kids to engage in authentic reading by focusing on the foundational vowel sounds that Kids need to master. It definitely supports the structure of how Kids learn and I highly recommend this set. I absolutely love the engaging Literacy activities that are included at the end.

From: A former educator turned homeschool mom.

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Lindsay T
Awesome books!

My 5.5 year old loved reading these decoder books! He was able to quickly sound out the sentences and felt very proud and confident while reading. Highly recommend!

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L. Cole
A must have for beginning readers!

I wish I had these for my older son. These are so much better than the bob books. Focusing each story on a single short vowel sound helped my son gain confidence and want to keep reading. The activities at the end are great and kept my son asking for the books over and over again. I highly recommend these!

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Editorial Reviews

"We are loving the stories and especially the Let’s Talk Literacy pages at the back which work on phonological and phonemic awareness skills and target practice for specific phonics skills from the text . . . It's a fantastic set." — Hanna Stroud - Literacy Tutor & Consultant (@myliteracyspace)

"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 of The Measured Mom

Charge into Reading Short Vowel Decodable Reader Set

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 1: Short Vowels

The Charge into Reading Short Vowel Decodable Reader Set is stage 1 of the Charge into Reading structured system of decodable readers. The set contains five books, each focused on a different short vowel sound to allow mastery of one vowel sound at a time.

Each short vowel decodable reader also contains 8 pages of literacy activites meant to further strengthen a reader's comprehension of the reading skill presented in the book.

Please note: CVC words that focus on a single vowel sound alone cannot create a quality story. For this reason, our short vowel decodable readers contain a select few consonant blends and digraphs that adhere to the select vowel sound. This is the only set where such an exception is made to future spelling patterns.

  • Learn Short A Words

    Pat Had a Hat: A Short A Decodable Story contains a total of 15 words: 11 Short A words and 4 high-frequency words. Repetition of these words and spelling patterns allows children to gain mastery over the Short A sound before moving on to the next book.

    Short A Words in this story: a, and, black, cat, had, hat, mat, Pat, sat, that, was

    High-frequency words in this story: is, the, on, this

  • Learn Short E Words

    Ten Hens: A Short E Decodable Story contains a total of 21 words: 15 Short E words and 6 high-frequency words. Repetition of these words and spelling patterns allows children to gain mastery over the Short E sound before moving on to the next book.

    Short E Words in this story: fed, fell, help, hen, hens, Jen, led, let, met, pen, pet, red, Ted, ten, wet

    High-frequency words in this story: and, in, is, oh, to, was

  • Learn Short I Words

    Swim, Tim: A Short I Decodable Story contains a total of 18 words, all of which contain the Short I sound. Repetition of these words and spelling patterns allows children to gain mastery over the Short I sound before moving on to the next book.


    Short I Words in this story:
    big, fins, flips, grin, his, hits, is, kick, kicks, lifts, shin, Sid, sinks, swims, this, Tim, wins, with

  • Learn Short O Words

    Hop, Frog: A Short O Decodable Story contains a total of 20 words: 17 Short O words and 3 high-frequency words. Repetition of these words and spelling patterns allows children to gain mastery over the Short O sound before moving on to the next book.


    Short O Words in this story:
    dock, frog, hop, hops, hot, log, lost, not, off, on, plop, pond, rock, spots, stop, Tod, top

    High-frequency words in this story: a, is, the

  • Learn Short U Words

    Run, Pug: A Short U Decodable Story contains a total of 17 words: 13 Short U words and 4 high-frequency words. Repetition of these words and spelling patterns allows children to gain mastery over the Short U sound before moving on to the next stage of our decodable reading series.

    Short U Words in this story: bugs, Gus, hut, luck, mud, mug, pug, rug, run, runs, sun, tugs, yum

    High-frequency words in this story: a, in, is, the

  • Decoding text

    Decoding text is an important part of comprehension. That means asking a child to read a sentence without any visual cues and then asking them what it said. Offering several similar pictures to match a sentence allows readers to test actual comprehension of the text.

  • Tapping out sounds

    One of the earliest steps in reading is recognizing the sounds that go into a word. Often this is achieved by tapping out each letter sound in a word. Work with your child to sound out each word below and determine which letters sit in each box.

  • Rhyming words

    Encourage your child to look at two rhyming words to figure out what is the same and what is different. Then jump into creating a new rhyme by changing a single letter at the beginning of 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 brookevitale.com, 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

Katarzyna Jasinska is a Polish artist who loves to illustrate picture books. She spent her childhood immersed in art. Her education and drawing skills have deep roots from the Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw and Newcastle University. Her greatest inspiration are whales, which seem to be a recurring pattern in the majority of projects.

Customer Reviews

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Anna R.
Amazing short vowel set

I am a kindergartener teacher and I met Brooke at a holiday fair and I bought this set and a picture book. The short vowel set is definitely worth getting and my kids are loving them. Because each book focuses on a single short vowel it is really helping them gain confidence! Very different than what I have seen on the market.

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R. T.
Perfect for my reluctant kindergartener

I got this set because my kindergartner was reluctant to read. I tried a lot of simple readers but they couldn’t keep his interest because they really weren’t stories. What was great about these sets was that they had an actual storyline that included things he was interested in such as dogs, bugs, frogs, etc. it was really nice how each book was based on only one short vowel. It really allowed him to gain confidence. The illustrations were much better quality than I’ve seen in other sets.

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Teaches Kids to READ and not call out words from rote memorization!

My three year old had an awesome time reading the first book in the set. He scored it 10 out of 10 and says it deserves 30 dollars 😆. We all know that 30 dollars in a toddler's mind is like a million so that indicates how great of a book set it is.

What I love most about this decodable set is that teaches Kids to engage in authentic reading by focusing on the foundational vowel sounds that Kids need to master. It definitely supports the structure of how Kids learn and I highly recommend this set. I absolutely love the engaging Literacy activities that are included at the end.

From: A former educator turned homeschool mom.

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Lindsay T
Awesome books!

My 5.5 year old loved reading these decoder books! He was able to quickly sound out the sentences and felt very proud and confident while reading. Highly recommend!

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L. Cole
A must have for beginning readers!

I wish I had these for my older son. These are so much better than the bob books. Focusing each story on a single short vowel sound helped my son gain confidence and want to keep reading. The activities at the end are great and kept my son asking for the books over and over again. I highly recommend these!