Sound Out Chapter Books - Set A-1
Author: Matt Sims
Readability Level: Phonics-Based
Recommended Ages: 7-14+
DRP Lexile Rating: DRP Level: 35 | AR Quizzes
Each book in the Sound Out series is written in chapter format with stories that have the charm and wit to keep kids coming back for more. Sound Out Chapter Books give students numerous opportunities to practice decoding one-syllable and simple two-syllable words.
Three books in Set A1 focus on CVC short vowel words, final double consonant and -ck ending, inflectional ending -s (nouns/verbs, voiced/unvoiced); the other three books focus on open-syllable long vowels, CVCe long vowel words, long vowel pairs (ai, ay, ea, ee, ie, oa).
Each Sound Out title has 6 short chapters followed by a list of high frequency words.
Students with minimal reading skills can read these books from cover-to-cover. They'll have a successful and enjoyable reading experience with lots of decoding practice.
Titles include: The Red Cap, The Tug, Up the Hill, Bass Lake, The Red Gem Mine, The Deep Sea
Sound Out Set A-1 Workbook
Workbook contains story synopses and pre- and post-reading activities. Helps students build vocabularies, practice comprehension, recall and other basic reading competencies. Includes answer key. Reproducible. 8 1/2x11 softcover, 56 pp.
Additional Sound Out Chapter Books:
Sound Out A-2: offers more practice with the same skills taught in A-1
Sound Out B-1 and Sound Out B-2: Same skills taught in A-1 and A-2 with the addition of practice with consonant blends and digraphs, diphthongs, controlled vowels, and silent letters.
Sound Out C-1 and Sound Out C-2: includes skills taught in Levels A and B, and adds inflectional endings, compound words, prefixes and suffixes, and regularly spelled two-syllable words.
Reviews & Comments:
"The Sound Out books are totally decodable, the language is not stilted, and they offer upper level comprehension skills like inference and cause and effect."--Lynn Givens, Connect to Comprehension