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Time to Hatch
Time to Hatch

See baby chicks emerge from their shells. Introduces digraph ch, trigraph tch, high-frequency word "its" and the inflected verb ending -es.

Quack! Quack! Quack like a duck!
All About Ducks

Read this nonfiction book to learn all about ducks. Introduces digraph qu and high-frequency words know, how, and look.

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We Can Go Over the Hill
We Can Go Over the Hill

The children work together to climb up and over the hill. Introduces the lonely vowel and high-frequency words ask, before, over, and yet.

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Let's Get on a Ship
Let's Get on a Ship

Pam has an adventure with her father on an old sailing vessel. Introduces contractions with us, not, and will; and high-frequency words again and let's.

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Chapter Book 3: Peg Has A Wish
Chapter Book 3: Peg Has A Wish

Discover the origin of Peg's perfect pink plane. Cumulative review. All sound spellings from the previous units and nk, j, dge, ge, gi, gy, v, ve, x, y, z, zz, ch, tch, qu and rimes -ink. All High-Frequency Words from the previous unit and about, again, ask, been, before, come, down, go, hands, how, into, its, know, like, let, look, man, more, over, says, some, tell, time, very, went, who, work, yes, yet, and your.

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More Phonics, Unit 4
More Phonics, Unit 4

More Phonics Unit 4 introduces long vowel sounds and spellings including, /ā/ a, ae, /ē/ ee, ee, y, /ī/ ie, ie, igh, _y, i, /ō/ oe, ow, o; short /oo/ as in "book" /ū/ ue, ue, /oo/ as in "hoop" u_e, ue, ui, oo; consonant variations /j/ _ge, /s/ ce, and /z/ _se; rimes -old, -ild, -ind, -ang, -ank, -ould; compound words, inflected endings -ly, y. Meet the "Amazing Silent E" and "Y as a vowel". High-Frequency words include after, any, anymore, asked, away, back, day, don't, first, good, great, here, just, last, long, made, make, most, Mr., Mrs., much, must, never, off, old, only, other, our, put, saw, should, take, than, think, thought, told, too, two, us, way, were, where. Once introduced these sound-spellings and words will appear repeatedly in future units. Thematically this unit's focus is spending time outdoors. You will notice the books begin to increase in length and complexity.

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What can I...
What Can I Make?

Matt and Tim follow the directions to make paper ships. Introduce long-a (a_e, a); rime-ank; high-frequency words great, here, make, must, and made.

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Teeth
Teeth

Pete loses his first tooth while at a sleep over at Matt's house. Introduce long-e (ee, e_e); contractions with is; high-frequency words back, good, only, than, and where.

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A Long Bike Ride
A Long Bike Ride

Tim enjoys a long bike ride in his neighborhood. Introduce long-i (i_e, ie), /s/ _ce, and high-frequency words long, other, take, two, and way.

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Tate Is Shy
Tate Is Shy

Tate is new at the school, will she find a place to sit in the cafeteria? Introduce long-i (igh, y), and high-frequency words away, don’t, never, saw, and were.

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Who Will Find Dad's Hat
Who Will Find Dad's Hat?

Dad has lost his hat. Who will help him find it? Introduce long-i (i), rimes -ild and -ind, and high-frequency word "any".

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The Rose
The Rose

Pete and his father work together to plant a rose bush in the garden. Introduce long-o (o_e, oe), /z/ _se, and high-frequency words after, just, put, told, too, and us

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Little Bo Peep
Little Bo Peep

Enjoy this performance of the classic nursery rhyme. Introduce long-o (ow).

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Never Too Old to Roll
Never Too Old to Roll

Mom encourages Pete and Joe to play outside in the snow. Introduce long-o (o), rime -old, compound words, and high-frequency words, much, old, and thought.

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Shoot Hoops
Shoot Hoops

Tate and Pam enjoy a game of hoops. Introduce oo as in hoop.

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Tim Hooks His First Fish
Tim Hooks His First Fish

Tim goes camping and fishing with his parents. Introduce oo as in book, rime -ould, and high-frequency words asked, first, should and think.

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Lonely Whale
Lonely Whale Song

Learn about whale songs from naturalist Zac the Rat. Introduce long-e (_y), inflected endings -ly and -y, and high-frequency words anymore, most, and our.

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A Mime is Mute
A Mime is Mute

Will Tate grow up to be a clown like her father? Introduce long-u (u_e, ue, ui), and high-frequency words day, last, off, Mr., and Mrs.

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A Ride on the Dunes
A Ride on the Dunes

Pete and Tate follow the dune rules. Introduce oo as in hoop (u_e, ue, ui).

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Tate Is Six
Chapter Book 4: Tate Is Six

Tate has a perfect birthday. Cumulative review. All sound spellings from the previous units and /ā/ a, ae; /j/ _ge; /s/ ce; /ē/ee, ee; /ī/ ie, _ie, igh, y, i; /ō/ oe, ow, o; short /oo/ as in "book" /ū/ ue, ue; /oo/ as in "hoop" u_e, ue, ui, oo; /z/ _se; rimes -old, -ild, -ind, -ang, -ank; and compound words. All High-Frequency Words from the previous unit and after, any, anymore, asked, away, back, day, don't, first, good, great, here, just, last, long, made, make, most, Mr., Mrs., much, must, never, off, old, only, other, our, put, saw, should, take, than, think, thought, told, too, two, us, way, were, and where.