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Stage 1: Short Vowel Decodable Reader Set

Stage 1: Short Vowel Decodable Reader Set

Paperback 5-Book Set | 120 Pages

Each Book Includes 8 Pages of Literacy Activities with Digital Download

By: Brooke Vitale

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Short Vowel Set Review

Review courtesy of reading interventionist Savannah Campbell

Charge into Reading Decodable Readers are now officially UFLI aligned and listed on both the UFLI Foundations Decodable Text Guide and the Reading League's list of Decodable Text Sources!

The Short Vowel Beginning Reader Set is perfect for children who know their letter sounds and are ready to begin decoding or "sounding out" words. This 5-book, 120-page set is the first installment in Charge into Reading’s Decodable Book Series, a structured series of readers that builds on the previous books to create a series that children can ACTUALLY read.

  • Five vowel-specific stories with a true beginning, middle, and end that a beginning reader can ACTUALLY read.
  • Simple sentences: (The bugs run in the sun. Jen fell in the pen. Sid flips his fins)
  • Only 5 sight (high-frequency) words: a, oh, the, to, was
  • 73 unique short vowel words.
  • 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.
  • Includes digital download of literacy activities.

Created and written by best-selling author Brooke Vitale and designed in consultation with Marisa Ware, MSEd, a LETRS, Top Ten Tools, and Orton-Gillingham-trained reading specialist and executive function coach. 

Each book in the short vowel set contains a vowel specific story, a complete word list, and 8 pages of vowel specific literacy activities. Books include: Short A, Short E, Short I, Short O, and Short U.

For purchase orders or orders of more than 6 copies of a set, email us at contact@chargemommybooks.com or call us at 1-203-295-4072.

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

Dedicated to Literacy

10% of net profits donated to literacy initiatives

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High Quality and Engaging!

As a retired 37 year first grade teacher turned foundational literacy tutor, I am always on the lookout for engaging decodables. Some are awkward, with random words that fit the targeted skill worked into the text, but not these! There is a storyline that makes sense, perfectly aligned with UFLI lessons, and colorful and bright illustrations. These are now the go-to books my students choose for practice and for enjoyment. Highly recommend!

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Stacy
Great readers

These books are very helpful for beginning readers to feel more confident in their skills. The pictures are cute, too. The activities are helpful in solidifying reading skills and we look forward to completing them at the end of the story. The digital download of the activities is very helpful.

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Christina Borger
Amazing resource!

I love that I can give my students an authentic, decodable text and not spend hours printing, folding and stapling paper books! These are targeted for the short vowels and I fully intend on expanding my collection as we move into long vowels and digraphs! Thank you for an amazing resource!

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Becca Thiemann
Excellent decodable books

These decodable books are the best out there. I have taught kids how to read for years. I have my PhD in literacy. I have tried all the books around and I have liked these the best by far! They are engaging, interesting, and easy-to-use for parents and educators. More kids need to have access to these great books! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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Kelly
LOVE THESE!

My son learned to read with this set!! He has felt so confident reading this particular set of decodables and he likes the story line & pictures more than previous decodables I have had for him. Thank you so much, Brooke, for also including personalized handwritten notes to my son on the title page! How special!! Thanks for going above and beyond. We will absolutely be purchasing the rest!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Sample our short vowel set with a complete preview of our Short U book, Run, Pug!

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Perfect for beginning readers

The Short Vowel Set is perfect children who know their individual letter sounds and are ready to begin blending them together to form words.

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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. Repetition of these sounds throughout the book helps new readers gain confidence and mastery over short vowel sounds before moving on to more complicated spelling patterns.

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

  • Learn Short A Words

    Pat has a black hat, a black cat, and a black mat. What will happen when they all come together?

    Pat Had a Hat! focuses on Short A sounds, introducing children to 9 Short A words.

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

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

    Additional short vowel words in this story: is, on

  • Learn Short E Words

    When Jen meets ten red hens, she's excited. That is, until she falls into their pen. Can Jen get help?

    Ten Hens focuses on Short E sounds, introducing children to 15 Short E words.

    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: a, oh, the, to, was

    Additional short vowel words in this story: in, is

  • Learn Short I Words

    Tim and Sid are swimming together. Tim kicks and Sid flips his fins. But who will win?


    Swim, Tim
    focuses on Short I sounds, introducing children to 19 short I words.


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

  • Learn Short O Words

    Tod is hot and desperate for a way to cool down. As he hops from dock to rock to log, will he find what he's searching for?

    Hop, Frog! focuses on Short O sounds, introducing children to 17 short O words.


    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, the

    Additional short vowel words in this story: is

  • Learn Short U Words

    When Gus spots some bugs, the chase is on. But will Gus be able to catch up with the bugs, or will they outwit him?

    Run, Pug! focuses on Short U sounds, introducing 13 Short U words.

    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, the

    Additional short vowel words in this story: in, is

  • 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

Based on 90 reviews
99%
(89)
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Customer
High Quality and Engaging!

As a retired 37 year first grade teacher turned foundational literacy tutor, I am always on the lookout for engaging decodables. Some are awkward, with random words that fit the targeted skill worked into the text, but not these! There is a storyline that makes sense, perfectly aligned with UFLI lessons, and colorful and bright illustrations. These are now the go-to books my students choose for practice and for enjoyment. Highly recommend!

S
Stacy
Great readers

These books are very helpful for beginning readers to feel more confident in their skills. The pictures are cute, too. The activities are helpful in solidifying reading skills and we look forward to completing them at the end of the story. The digital download of the activities is very helpful.

C
Christina Borger
Amazing resource!

I love that I can give my students an authentic, decodable text and not spend hours printing, folding and stapling paper books! These are targeted for the short vowels and I fully intend on expanding my collection as we move into long vowels and digraphs! Thank you for an amazing resource!

B
Becca Thiemann
Excellent decodable books

These decodable books are the best out there. I have taught kids how to read for years. I have my PhD in literacy. I have tried all the books around and I have liked these the best by far! They are engaging, interesting, and easy-to-use for parents and educators. More kids need to have access to these great books! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

K
Kelly
LOVE THESE!

My son learned to read with this set!! He has felt so confident reading this particular set of decodables and he likes the story line & pictures more than previous decodables I have had for him. Thank you so much, Brooke, for also including personalized handwritten notes to my son on the title page! How special!! Thanks for going above and beyond. We will absolutely be purchasing the rest!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!