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More Phonics, Unit 5
More Phonics, Unit 5

More Phonics Unit 5 introduces /ā/ ai, ay; /ē/ ea; /ō/ oa; /t/ _ed; /d/ _ed, /ŏ/ aw, au; /oo/ as in "hoop" ew, ou; initial blends with r; initial blends with l; rimes -ought and -aught; contractions with have, is, and am. High-Frequency words include another, came, even, ever, every, eyes, found, four, girl, heard, high, himself, home, house, if, many, may, might, night, nothing, once, own, people, place, play, quite, right, say, so, still, such, these, thing, through, took, turn, upon, want, while, why. Once introduced these sound-spellings and words will appear repeatedly in future units. Thematically this unit's focus is wild life.

Bait on a Chain
Bait on a Chain

A photographer goes under the ocean in a cage to take pictures of sharks. Introduces /ā/ (ai, ay) and the high-frequency words himself, if, might, such, want.

Let me hear your best seal bark!
Seals

Informational text about seals. Introduces /ē/ (ea) and the high-frequency words these and upon.

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Moe the Wild Boar
Moe the Wild Boar

Moe the boar learns the truth in "too much of a good thing". Introduces /ō/ (oa) and the high-frequency words say, once, and night.

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Let's Go on a Hike
Let's Go on a Hike

Matt joins the Totts on a family hike. Introduces inflected verb ending _ed and high frequency words came, ever, eyes, own, so, took.

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White-Tailed Deer
White-Tailed Deer

Informational text about the white-tailed deer. Introduces inflected verb ending /t/ ( _ed) and high frequency words found, people, still, and turn.

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Our Lake Needed Us
Our Lake Needed Us

The children visit their community campground and discover it needs their help. Introduces inflected verb ending /d/ ( _ed).

Are you the ultimate birdwatcher?
We Saw a Hawk

Matt's family enjoys birdwatching at dawn. Introduces /ŏ/ (aw, au).

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Nan Drags Her Dolls
Nan Drags Her Dolls

Kim and Sam teach Nan the value of taking care of one's possessions. Introduces initial blends with consonant r in short vowel words and high-frequency words even, every, house, quite, may, right, and through.

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Eat Greek
Eat Greek

Pete is invited to Sam's house for dinner and is uncertain if he will like the food. Introduces initial blends with consonant r in long vowel words and high-frequency words heard, many, and while.

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All About Shrews
All About Shrews

Informational text about shrews. Introduces /oo/ as in "hoop" (ew, ou) and the frequency word "four".

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The Red-Eyed Tree Frog Club
The Red-Eyed Tree Frog Club

The children explain why the red-eyed tree frog inspired the name of their club. Introduces initial blends with consonant l in short vowel words and high-frequency words another, thing, and why.

The Pale Male hawk is so fascinating!
Pale Male, the Red-Tailed Hawk

Informational text about Manhattan sensation Pale Male, the red-tailed hawk. Introduces initial blends with consonant l in long vowel words and high-frequency words high, home, and place.

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Sledding
Sledding

Matt goes sledding with his little sister Nan. Introduces initial blends with consonant l in short vowel words and high-frequency words girl and nothing.

My First Flight
My First Flight

Kim takes her first flight over the ocean to visit her grandparents. Introduces initial blends with consonant l in long vowel words and the high-frequency word "play".

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Pete's Day at the Zoo
Chapter Book 5: Pete's Day at the Zoo

Pete spends the day at the zoo with his classmates. Cumulative review. All sound spellings from the previous units and /ā/ ai, ay; /ē/ ea; /ō/ oa; /t/ _ed; /d/ _ed, /ŏ/ aw, au; /oo/ as in "hoop" ew, ou; initial blends with r; initial blends with l; rimes -ought and -aught; contractions with have, is, and am.. All High-Frequency Words from the previous unit and another, came, even, ever, every, eyes, found, four, girl, heard, high, himself, home, house, if, many, may, might, night, nothing, once, own, people, place, play, quite, right, say, so, still, such, these, thing, through, took, turn, upon, want, while, why.

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More Phonics, Unit 6
More Phonics, Unit 6

More Phonics Unit 6 introduces initial blends with s; initial consonant clusters; final blends; diphthongs /ou/ (ou, ow) and /oi/ (oi, oy); /s/ (c_); rimes -alt, -alm, -alk; and contractions with "are" . High-Frequency words include along, always, because, began, being, children('s), does, doesn't, done, door, face, find, friend(s), going, help, knew, last, left, men, next, room, round, soon, three, under, walk, and without. Once introduced these sound-spellings and words will appear repeatedly in future units. Thematically this unit's focus is the environment.

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Insects
Insects

Informational text about insects. Introduce initial blends with "s" in short vowel words and high-frequency words face, find, help, and round.

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Snowmen
Snowmen

Joe makes his first snowman with his friend Pete. Introduce initial blends with "s" in long vowel words, and the high-frequency words because, door, face, knew, and men.

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Many Small Clues
Many Small Clues

Informational text about spiders. Introduce initial blends with "s" in short vowel words.