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Vowel Teams Reading Comprehension and Fluency Passages | Phonics Brochures

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Hollie Griffith
Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
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60 pages
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I love these to go with our weekly phonics lessons. This is a perfect activity for substitutes! It doesn't require a lot of prep or explanation and it keeps the kids focused on their skill.
Great resource for independent station during reading groups and reinforcing both phonics and reading skills!
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These fluency and comprehension passages are interactive, fun, and perfect for targeting specific skills. While using each brochure, students get the opportunity to learn a new phonics pattern and practice that skill in the context of reading for comprehension. Each tri-fold/brochure also incorporates a fun word work work activity.

I used the form of a brochure because my students hate worksheets! It might seem silly, but turning a flat piece of paper into a brochure adds a lot of excitement to little ones.


Step 1 – Introduce the phonics skill/word family. I always show a PowerPoint or a poster with the phonics pattern and a list of words. We write the pattern in the air and we ALWAYS sing a song about the pattern.

Step 2 – Read a list of words with the phonics pattern. Pictures are included to build confidence!

Step 3 – Read the passage. (I use these passages in guided reading groups, so I have my students whisper read. I help them decode as needed.)

Step 4 – Read the passage a second time and underline all of the words with the phonics pattern. Students must write the words they underlined for extra phonics practice.

Step 5 – Read the passage a third time and answer the comprehension questions.

Step 6 – Students learn they can use words they know to read and write new words. They will use a spinner (paperclip and pencil) to build and write words with the phonics pattern.

Step 7 - Students retell the beginning, middle, and end of the story with words or illustrations.

These activities and passages are the perfect way to engage students and promote confidence and a love for reading.

Included in this unit:

-ai says /ā/ (long a) as in faith

-ay says /ā/ (long a) as in play

-oa says /ō/ (long o) as in boat

-oe says /ō/ (long o) as in aloe

-ee says /ē/ (long e) as in week

-oi says /oi/ as in boil

-oy says /oi/ as in boy

-oo says /oo/ as in food

-oo says /oo/ as in foot

-ow says /ou/ as in cow

-ow says /ō/ (long o) as in bow

-ie says /ē/ (long e) as in thief

-ie says /ī/ (long i) as in pie

-ou says /ou/ as in house

-ou says /oo/ as in soup

-ou says /ŭ/ (short u) as in trouble

-au says /ô/ as in auto

-aw says /ô/ as in saw

-ea says /ē/ (long e) as in beach

-ea says /ĕ/ (short e) as in bread

-ey says /ē/ (long e) as in monkey

-igh says /ī/ (long i) as in light

-eigh says /ā/ (long a) as in eight

-ue says /oo/ and /yoo/ as in glue and cue

-ew says /oo/ and /yoo/ as in grew and pew

-ui says /oo/ as in fruit

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.


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