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Stage 7: Vowel Teams Decodable Reader Set

Stage 7: Vowel Teams Decodable Reader Set

Paperback 6-Book Set | 144 Pages

Each Book Includes 8 Pages of Literacy Activities with Digital Download

By: Brooke Vitale

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The Vowel Teams Beginning Reader Set is perfect for children who have mastered blending short vowel, digraph, magic E, and R-controlled vowel words,  and are ready to learn more advanced spelling patterns. This 6-book, 144-page set is the seventh installment in Charge into Reading’s Decodable Book Series and focuses on beginning vowel teams including Long A (AI and AY) words; Long E (EA and EE) words; Long I (IE and IGH) words; Long O (OE, OA, and OW) words; Long OO (OO and OU) words; Short OO words.

  • Six engaging and humorous vowel-team stories that a beginning reader can ACTUALLY read.
  • Simple sentences: (These books look good; Oona and Lou scoot onto the caboose. The sight gives Dwight a slight fright.)
  • Only 1 sight (high-frequency) words: says.
  • 184 unique vowel-team words.
  • Introduces new vocabulary: bookworm, crook, nook, slight, brood, caboose, croons, lagoon, scoot, snooze, feast, greedy, heaps, sheesh, squeals, bellows, boasts, gloats, mellow, exclaims, sway, waylaid,  
  • 48 pages of vowel-team-specific literacy activities including decoding, phonemic awareness work, and spelling enable small groups to transition seamlessly from reading to practicing literacy skills.
  • Includes digital download of literacy activities. 
  • Includes digital download of 50+ page vowel-team-specific resource activity pack for additional practice.

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 Vowel-Team set contains a vowel-team-specific story, a complete list of new vowel-team and high-frequency words, and 8 pages of vowel-team-specific literacy activities. For a complete word list, download the Charge into Reading Scope and Sequence.

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


6 x 6 inches

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  • Learn AI and AY Words

    Faith can't wait for her playdate with Gail. But when Jay comes, too, can the three agree on a plan?

    The Playdate focuses on long A vowel teams, introducing 31 new AI and AY words.

    AI and AY words in this story: braids, chains, complains, daisy, exclaims, explains, fail, Faith, Gail, hallway, hurray, Jay, mailman, maybe, pain, paint, play, playdate, rain, spray, stay, sway, today, trains, wails, waist, wait, waits, way, waylaid, yay

    Additional vowel team words in this story: you

  • Learn EE and EA Words

    When Lee sees a feast, he can't wait to eat! But what will happen when he finds out his meal is not free?

    The Feast focuses on long E vowel teams, introducing 36 new EE and words.

    EE and EA words in this story: agrees, beans, beef, beets, Bree, cheese, clean, cream, dream, eat, feast, free, freeze, greedy, green, heaps, keeps, leave, Lee, meat, need, peach, peas, please, reaches, screams, seat, see, sees, sheesh, squeaks, squeals, streaks, sweeps, sweet, tea

  • Learn IE and IGH Words

    It is a dark night and not a person is in sight. Then Dwight sees a light high on the hill. . .

    Fright Night focuses on long I vowel teams, introducing 18 new IE and IGH words.

    IE and IGH words in this story: Bright, die, Dwight, Dwight’s, fights, fright, high, lie, light, might, mighty, night, right, sighs, sight, slight, thighs, tight

    Additional vowel team words in this story: looks, you

  • Learn OA, OW, and OE Words

    Joan is happy floating in her rowboat, but when a storm comes along, will she be able to get home without a tow?

    The Rowboat focuses on long O vowel teams, introducing 31 new OA, OW, and OE words.

    OA, OW, and OE words in this story:
     bellows, blows, boasts, boat, coach, coast, coat, croak, crow, elbow, floats, flow, foam, foe, gloats, groans, grows, Joan, Joan’s, Joe, mellow, oak, oats, roam, row, show, soak, throws, toad, toast, tow

    Additional vowel team words in this story: day, need

    High-frequency words in this story: goes

  • Learn OO and OU Words

    Oona and Lou are on a trip to the zoo. Oona is excited to see the loons, the baboons, and the rooster, but will Lou ever find a moose?

    The Moose focuses on long OO and OU vowel teams, introducing 39 new OO and OU words.

    Long OO and OU words in this book: baboons, boo, boos, boot, brood, caboose, carpool, choose, cool, coop, coos, croons, drooling, droops, food, goo, grooming, group, hoots, kangaroo, lagoon, loons, loops, Lou, mood, moose, Oona, pool, roof, rooster, scoot, snooze, soon, swooping, toot, toucan, troop, you, zoo

    Additional vowel team words in this story: sees

    High-frequency words in this story: says

  • Learn Short OO Words

    Brooks is looking for a good book. From books on rooks to cookbooks, he searches the bookshop. But what exactly does he want with the book?

    The Bookshop focuses on the short OO vowel team 25 new short OO words.

    Short OO words in this story: bigfoot, book, books, bookshelves, bookshop, bookworm, Brooks, cook, cookbook, cookbooks, cooking, crook, foot, good, hood, hooks, look, looks, nook, rook, wooden, Woodruff, woodwork, woof, wool

    Additional vowel team words in this story: tree, you

    High-frequency words in this book: says

  • Picture Match

    Reading words with new spelling patterns can be tricky for kids. Encourage your child to practice their new skills by reading each word and matching it with the correct picture.

  • Tapping Out Words

    One of the earliest steps in reading is recognizing the sounds that go into a word. This word-mapping activity encourages children to sound words out and determine which letters work together to create a single sound.

  • Sentence Completion

    Part of reading fluently is understanding the words on the page. This sentence completion activity encourages children to think about what a sentence means in order to determine how it can logically be completed.

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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