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Book Ten

Eeeee!
Intermediate
Long Vowels

eeeeee ee
Written and illustrated by

Miz Katz N. Ratz


A Progressive Phonics book T.M.

Copyright (c) 2004. 2005 by Miz Katz N. Ratz, patent pending


Table of contents

ii Quick start guide

iii A note about this book

1 Vowels are like animals


(introduction to silent “e”)

5 A + silent “e”

27 I + silent “e”

39 O + silent “e”

81 U + silent “e”

88 E + silent “e”

102 No pinching! (silent “e” and


double consonants)

111 The many spellings of the “ooo”


vowel sound

128 Mix it up

128 Links

142 List of words taught in this book

Book 10, page i


Quick Start Guide

Read the book WITH your child. You


read the “regular” text, and he/she reads
the big, red words, sort of like reading
the different parts in a play.

c-a-t
cat
Help your child sound out
the words as needed.

Read the book several times. This


helps develop the eye muscles and
left-to-right reading patterns that are
necessary for reading.

Don’t rush it. Body builders ABC


ABC
don’t train in a day, neither
does a child.

If your child is having difficulty, he/she


C
AB o k
might need more practice with the alphabet.
Bo Get a fun book about the alphabet and
read that lots of times. Then come back
to Progressive Phonics.

And most important of


all, HAVE FUN!

Book 10, page ii


A note about Book 10:

It is very important not to “rush” ahead –


for example, if a child is still struggling
to recognize the difference between a “d”
and a “b,” or if a child is still having
trouble with “blended” consonants,
then the child is not ready for this book.

Be patient and work with your child,


reading and re-reading the earlier
Progressive Phonics books. Some
children have the ability to learn to read
quickly; some children are talented in
other ways, and need lots and LOTS of
practice with reading.

Most important of all, MAKE IT FUN.

If reading becomes too much of a chore,


this could damage your child’s education
potential. Reading is the KEY to all
education.

Book 10, page iii


V o w e ls a r e li k e a n i m al s . . .

E
A I U
O
Did you k now that the five vowels are
l i k e a n i ma l s? W e l l, th ey a r e ! E v e r y
a n i m a l h as a n a me . . . an d e v e r y an im a l
makes a sound :

meow woof oink tweet

( P ar e nt /t ea cher not e: T he l et te r “Y” is al so


somet i me s a vowel , bu t th e l et t er “Y” doe sn’ t
f ol l ow t he r u le we a r e a bout t o l ea r n.)

Book 10, page 1


J u s t l i k e an im a l s, e a c h v o w e l h as
a n a m e , a n d e a ch v o w e l h as a so u n d . . .

cat
T h e n am e o f t h e l e tt e r “ a ” is “ a , ”
A a n d th e s o u n d o f th e l e t te r “ a ” i s a h ,
l i k e in cat.
I w a n t yo u t o s ay t h e n a m e o f e ac h
v o we l , t h e n s ay t h e so u n d th at i t m a k e s.

S a y t h e n am e Say the soun d


o f t h e le t te r . . . t h a t th e le t te r m a k e s. . .

A c-
c-a-t
a-t
E p-
p-e-t
e-t
I p-
p-i-g
i-g
O d-
d-o-g
o-g
U b-u-g
b-u-g

Book 10, page 2


I f y o u a d d a l it t le “ e ” to th e e n d o f
a w o r d . . . . w e ll ! T h e l i tt l e “ e ” is v e r y
n au g h t y – t h e li t tl e “ e” r e a c h e s a r o u n d
a n d p i n c h e s t h e o t h e r v o we l , m a k i n g
t h e v o w e l ca l l o u t i t’ s n a me .

c-a-p

cap
cap e
cap
cap
A
cap
Book 10, page 3
ssh

cap
T h e l i tt l e “ e ” is si l e n t , b e c au se i t
d o e sn ’ t w a n t to g et i n t r o u b l e.

L e t’ s p r a c t ic e h o w t h e “ si le n t e ”
c h a n g es v o w e ls . . . .

Book 10, page 4


li e
a+e
nt
s
A
cap

Book 10, page 5


Jan and J a ne l i k e t o si n g ,
Bu t t h e y d o n ’ t k n o w an y w o r d s.
J a n i s a n o r an g e c a t,
A n d J a ne i s a y el l o w b i r d .

J a n s in g s , “M e o w, m eo w, m eo w ”
A n d J a ne s in g s , “T w ee t , t w ee t , tw ee t . ”
J a n e a ls o f la p s h er l it t l e w in g s ,
A n d J a n t a p s h i s f u r r y f e et .

Book 10, page 6


Sa m i s my b e s t f r ie n d ;
H e ’ s t h e sa me a g e a s m e.
Sa m a l so g o e s
T o t h e s a me s c h o o l a s me .

Bu t m y na me Pa m ,
is
Wh i c h s ta r t s wi t h a “ P , ”
S o Sa m sh o u l d n o t we a r
T h e s a me t - s h i r t a s m e.

Book 10, page 7


My hat i s p in k a n d p u r p l e ,
A n d th e s i d e s a r e m u c h t o o l o n g ,
Bu t I c a n n o t sa y I ha t e my ha t –
The word “ ha te ” i s m u c h t o o st r o n g .
I w i sh I c o u ld sa y , “ I ha te my ha t , ”
I w i sh I c o u ld r i p a n d t e a r it .
Bu t w h e n I s a y, “I ha t e my ha t , ”
M y mo th er ma k e s me w e ar it .

Book 10, page 8


I gave my b rother, Dave,
A g i a n t p i ec e o f c a ke ;
I a l so g a v e D a v e
A b a n a n a a n d a g r a pe .

D a v e a t e t h e b a n a n a;
H e a te t h e c a ke an d g r a pe –
Bo y , wa s I su r p r i se d
Wh e n Dave a ls o ate the pl a te .

Book 10, page 9


I l i k e to t a ke m y te d d y b e ar
T o s c h o o l w i th me .
A n d I li k e t o ta ke m y r u b b e r d u ck
T o t h e s wi m mi n g p o o l w i th me .

Bu t I c a n ’ t ta k e my new brother
A n y w h e r e a t a l l.
I can t a ke h i m w h e n h e’ s b i g g e r –
Ri g h t n o w h e ’ s m u c h t o o s m al l .

Book 10, page 10


I a sk e d m y m o m t o ma ke me
A c a t c o s t u m e a n d a c a pe ;
I a sk e d m y m o m t o ma ke me
A l o v e l y l e mo n c a ke .

I i n v i t ed my b es t f r i en d s;
They c a me an d a te s o m e c a ke .
J a n e c a me a s a m o n k e y;
J a k e c a me a s a s na ke .

Book 10, page 11


“ Mad e ” a nd “ mak e ” me an the sa me thing.
We s ay “ mad e ” whe n we talk a bout some thing
we mad e in the pas t; we say “ mak e ” whe n
we ta lk a bout making some thing now or in the
future . L et’s pra ctice ...

I l i k e to p l ay w i th Pl a y- Do h ( P l as ti c i n e ) ;
I can ma ke so ma n y t h i n g s .
Y e st e r d a y I ma d e a t r u c k ;
T o m o r r o w I w il l ma k e a d u ck .

But when my dog plays with Play-Doh (Plasticin e),


He wants to make a mess.
That’s why I n ever let him
Play with Play-Doh (Plasticine) in a dress.

Book 10, page 12


Wh a t I d i d y e st e r d a y :

I ma de a p i ct u r e o f a c at
A n d p u t i t o n t h e wa l l .
Then I ma de t h e c at a h a t ,
Bu t I ma de t h e h a t to o sm a l l.
It ma de me ma d
T h a t I ma de th e h at t o o s m al l ,
So I go t s ome mor e p aper,
And I ma de the cat a ball

Book 10, page 13


Tomor row, dear Mother,
Ca n I p le a se make a cake ?
I w o n ’t make a me s s –
I w i ll e v e n w as h t h e plate .

I w o n ’t make a fus s –
I w i ll sh a r e it w it h m y b r o th er –
S o c a n I p l e a se make a cake ,
Tomor row, dear Mother?

Book 10, page 14


I am not brave e n o u g h
T o g o i n si d e t h a t cave ;
I think I s aw a bear
Hiding in the cave .
Wh o wi l l save me
F r o m t h a t b ea r i n s i d e th e cave ?
O h – it ’ s n o t a b e ar ,
I t i s j u s t m y b r o th e r , Dave .

Book 10, page 15


have ” l ooks l i ke
Al t hough t he word “

“ Dave ” a nd “ brave ,” i t sound s


d iffe rent . Let ’s p ract i ce. ..

I ha v e a b r o th er ,Da v e ,
Wh o is v e r y , v e r y br a v e ;
H e is n ’ t sc a r e d o f sp i d e r s ,
O r b at s i n a cave.
I a l so ha v e a s is te r
Wh o is v e r y , v e r y n i c e,
Bu t s h e i s n o t a s brave as Da v e –
S h e i s r e a l ly s ca r e d o f m ic e .

Book 10, page 16


I ha v e t wo d o g s ,
A n d I ha v e a c a t.
T h e d o g s ha v e a b a l l,
Bu t t h e c a t w a n t s a r a t .

M y ca t t h i n k s it ’ s s i ll y
To c ha s e a b a ll ;
S h e w o u l d r at h e r c ha s e a rat
Or n othing at all.

Book 10, page 17


T h e words “had ” an d “ have ” mea n t he same
t hi ng. We say “ had ” wh en we t al k ab out t he past ;

we say “ have ” whe n we t al k abou t now or t he fut ure .

Y e st e r d a y I had
A c h e e se sa n d wi c h f o r m y l u n ch ;
Tod ay I have
A c h e e se sa n d wi c h f o r m y l u n ch ;
T o m o r r o w I w il l have
A c h e e se sa n d wi c h f o r m y l u n ch –
D o e s an yb o d y w a n t
A c h e e se sa n d wi c h f o r t h e ir lu n c h ?

Book 10, page 18


Wh e n I w a s t h r ee ,
I had a l it t le t r i k e , ( t r i c yl e )
A n d n o w I a m s ix ,
I have a sh in y b ik e.

Wh e n I g r o w u p ,
I w i ll have a ca r ;
I w a n t to have a c a r ,
S o I c a n d r iv e i t v er y f ar .

Book 10, page 19


T h e wor ds “ hav e t o ” mean you
a r e su ppose d t o.

Wh y d o I have to
E a t ca r r o t s a n d p e as ?
I have a bun ny rabbit
Wh o wa n ts to ea t t h e m, p l ea s e?

M y mo th er al s o sa y s
I have to wa s h m y plate –
D o I have to u se s o a p ,
O r c a n m y b u n n y li c k t h e plate ?

Book 10, page 20


Wh e n Iha d a c o l d ,
I ha d t o st a y i n b ed ;
I ha d t o b l o w my n o se ,
A n d my n o se g o t r e a ll y r e d .

N o w t o d a y I h a v e a h e ad ac h e ,
A n d my t o n g u e is r e al l y b l u e ;
I think I ha v e a f e v e r ,
So do I ha v e to g o to sc h o o l?

Book 10, page 21


Good to know...

T h e l e tt e r “ c ” h a s n o so u n d
o f i ts o w n . . .

M o s t o f t h e ti m e, th e l e t te r “ c”
soun ds like a “ k” –

Cut the cake.

B u t s o m e ti m e s, t h e l et t e r
“ c ” so u n d s l ik e a n “ s ” –

T h e l e tt e r “ c ” AL W AY S so u n d s
l i k e a n “ s ” w h e n t h e “ c ” i s f o l l o w ed
b y a l e tt e r “ e , ” “ i ” o r “ y ” –

I o n l y h ad o n e cent.
Book 10, page 22
C i n d y l ik es to e at
candy.

So me p e o p le s p e ll t h e i r n a m e
“ Cy n d i ” i n s t ea d o f “ Ci n d y ”

A n d th e l e t te r “c ” AL W A YS so u n d s l ik e an
“ s ” wh en f o l l o w ed b y a s i le n t “ e ” –

My cat has a fu nny face.

Book 10, page 23


W h e n my b r o t h e r i s sa d ,
I ma ke t h i s s il l y face
Be c a u s e m y b r o th er al w a ys la u g h s
When I ma ke t h i s s il l y face.

Book 10, page 24


If yo u have g r e e n sk in ,
A n d if yo u have a n e x t r a ey e ;
I f y o u have a w e i r d face
A n d a space sh ip in th e s k y ,
T h e n yo u m u st b e a n a l ie n ,
H e r e f r o m o u t er space –
Bu t w h a t i s a n a l ie n
Doing in this place ?

Book 10, page 25


I ha v e t e n l it t le f i n g e r s ;
I ha v e t e n l it t le t o e s;
I ha v e t wo h u n d r e d a n d si x b o n e s,
Bu t I o n l y ha v e o ne nos e.

Wh a t m ak es a n o s e so s p e c ia l ?
A n d wh y ha v e it on my face?
Wh e r e w o u ld I p u t my n o se ,
I f I c o u ld ha v e it a n y pla c e ?

Book 10, page 26


li e
i +e
nt
s
I

sm i l

Book 10, page 27


T im k e e p s a c l o c k o n e v e r y wa l l,
S o h e a l wa y s k n o w s th e t ime –
T im kn ows when the ti me is e ig h t;
T im kn ows when the ti me is nin e .
T im h a s a s i st er , Su sa n ,
Bu t s h e c a n ’ t t e l l t h e t ime ;
S o S u s an is a lw a y s l at e ,
Bu t T im gets there on t ime .

Book 10, page 28


I f a f r o g a n d h is w if e
L ik e t o s wi m i n t h e wa t e r ,
A n d i f t h e f r o g a n d h is w if e
H a v e tw o s o n s a n d a d a u g h te r ,
Then five l i t tl e f r o g s
Wo u ld b e i n t h e wa t e r .
Bu t if t h e f r o g a n d h is w if e
H a v e f o u r so n s a n d f i v e d a u g h t e r s,
Then ni ne l it t le f r o g s
Wo u ld b e i n t h e wa t e r .

Book 10, page 29


R e m e mb er – t h e “ k ” i n “ k n ”
i s s i le n t .

I e a t m y p e a s w i th h o n ey –
I ’ v e d o n e it a l l m y l i fe ;
I t m ak es t h e p e a s t as t e f u n n y,
Bu t i t k e e p s t h e m o n th e kni f e .
(anonymous)

Book 10, page 30


I l ike i c e cr ea m ;
I c e c r e am i s s o nic e .
I l ike l o t s o f ic e c r e a m,
A n d so d o m y mi c e .

My mi c e li ke c h o c o l a te ice cream;
E v e r y d a y t h e y e a t ittw ic e –
So I need a lot of i c e cream
F o r m y se l f a n d f o r m y mi c e .

Book 10, page 31


Wh e n th e ki d sl i d d o w n t h e sl i de ,
H e sl id d o w n t h e sl id e t o o f a st .
H i s m o t h e r s ai d , “ Si d ,
“ Y o u ’ r e a v e r y l it t le ki d ,
“ S o h o ld o n t i g h t
“To the si de o f th e s li de ,
A n d yo u w il l sl id e m o r e s l o w ly . ”
Bu t w h e n Si d h e l d t ig h t
T o t h e s ide o f th e s l ide ,
Si d d i d n o t s l ide a t al l .

Book 10, page 32


If a fr og had
A very big mouth,
s mil e
Wo u ld h i s
Be a s w i de
A s a mi le ?

Book 10, page 33


D id y ou e ver r i de
O n a n e l e p h a nt ?
And d id you k now
E x a c t ly w h e r e y o u w e n t ?

T h e r e w a s o n ly o n e ti m e
T h a t I e v er we n t
For a r ide o n a n e le p h a n t .
I s at u p th e r e , wa y t o o h ig h ,
I t o o k a b r e a th an d c l o se d m y e ye s .
So I never di d k no w
E x a c t ly w h e r e I w en t,
T h e d ay I t o o k a r i de
O n a n e l e p h a nt .

Book 10, page 34


Good t o kno w: I
T he le tt er “ ” a ll b y i tse lf

I
sa ys it ’s n ame. T hat ’s why we say “ ” wh en

I
we read t he l et t er “ . ”

I c an n o t t el l a lie:
I a m t h e o n e w h o at e t h e p ie .
I sw a ll o w e d t h epie
I n ju st o n e bi t e –
The pi e wa s g o o d ,
The pi e wa s y u mm y ,
And now the p ie
I s in my t u m m y.

Book 10, page 35


Remembe r, t he le tt er “ y ” at t he end
of li t tl e wo rds, l i ke “ my ” a nd “ t ry ,”

a lso sound s l ike “ I ” and “ pi e .”

M y b r o t h e r c a n n o t t i e h is ti e ,
S o I t r y t o t ie i t f o r h im .
I tr y an d tr y a n d tr y a n d tr y ,
Bu t h is ti e wo n ’ t t i e b e n e at h h is c h i n .

Sho uld I s ay t h e d o g at e th e tie?


Wo u ld th a t b e a g o o d e x c u s e?
Wh y s h o u ld k i d s t ie a ti e
Wh e n th ey c a n ’ t ev e n t i e a s hoe?
Book 10, page 36
dri ve ” an d
E ven t hough i t loo ks l ike “

“ f i ve ,” t he word “ gi ve ” bre aks t he rul e

a nd sound s di fferen t.

I w a n t to g iv e my b rother
A c a r wh e n h e t u r n s fi v e ;
I w a n t tog iv e m y b r o t h e r
A c a r so h e ca n dr i v e .

T h e n p e r h a p s h e ’ ll dr i v e me
T o t h e p ar k a n d t o t h e z o o .
I can’t d r iv e , I ’ m m u c h t o o y o u n g –
H e ll o , I ’m o n ly t w o .

Book 10, page 37


T h e wor d “l iv e ” somet imes sound s l ike
“ g i v e ” a nd some ti mes so unds li ke “ f i v e .”

I live in a house
five fish –
With twenty-
To stay alive ,
They must live in a dish.

I wish that my fish


Could live in the air,
Then my fish could live
On the mat over there.

Book 10, page 38


li e
o+ e
nt
O s

jok

Book 10, page 39


T h e l e tt e r “ o ” is d i f f e r e n t f r o m
o th er v o w el s . Wh e n h e s ee s th e
n au g h t y “ e , ” h e t h i n k s t o h i m se l f ,
“uh , oh! ” – and then, when the
n au g h t y “ e ” r e a c h e s o u t a n d p i n c h e s
t h e p o o r l i tt l e l e t te r “ o , ” m o s t o f th e
t i me t h e “ o ” sa y s “ o h ! ” l i k e i n “ jo k e ”
a n d “ b o ne , ” b u t s o m et i me s h e sa y s
“ u h ! ” li k e i n “ so me ” a n d “ o n e” a n d “l o v e . ”

S o r e m e mb er – t h e l et t e r “ o ” i s g o i n g
to s ay “uh ” o r “oh” – “u h oh! ”

uh oh

jok
F ir st we ’ l l p r a c ti c e w he n th e “ o ”
s a ys “ oh. ”

Book
Book 10,
10, page
page 40
4
I ho pe y o u ca n ho p
Be t t er th an me ;
I ho pe y o u ca n ho p
A s f ar as t h a t t r e e .

Y o u r sh o e r a n a wa y
Wi t h o n e o f y o u r f ee t ;
I ho pe y o u ca n c a t ch th em –
Q u i c k ! Be f o r e th e y l e a v e.

Book 10, page 41


Never, ever po ke
A sl e e p i n g b u mb le b e e ;
I f t h e b ee w o ke up ,
H e c o u l d s ti n g y o u o n t h e k n e e.

A n d it ’ s n o jo ke
Wh e n th e b ee t h a t yo u w o ke
Wi t h a si ll y o l d po ke
S t in g s y o u o n t h e k n ee –
Y o u wo n ’ t b e sa y in g ,
“ H e e, h e e, h e e! ”

Book 10, page 42


I d ug a h o le s o very deep
I c o u ld n o t se e m y l i tt l e f e et .
I p ut a po l e in si d e t h e h o le ,
A n d th e ho l e st o l e th e po l e . . .
Y e s, t h e po l e d i sa p p e a r e d –
H o w w ei r d !

Book 10, page 43


toys

See t ho s e to ys o v e r t h e r e ?
T ho s e t o y s ar e mi ne .
A n d se e t ho s e b o o k s o v e r t h e r e ?
T ho s e b o o k s a r e mine .
Everything in this ro om
Is mi ne , a l l mi ne –
S o w h y d o es m y b r o t h e r
Co me i n h er e a l l t h e t ime ?

Book 10, page 44


M y ic e c r e am c o ne t as te s f u n n y ;
M y ic e c r e am c o ne t as te s we i r d –
T h e y p u t m a sh ed p o t a to
By m i st a k e in h e r e .

Book 10, page 45


I gave my d og a bo ne ,
Wh i c h h e b u r i e d i n t h e g r o u n d .
Wh e n h e we n t t o d i g i t u p ,
The bo ne c o u ld n o t b e f o u n d .

My doggy du g another ho l e ,
L o o k i n g f o r th at bo ne .
The bo ne i s o u t th er e s o m e wh er e,
S a d a n d a l l a l o ne .

Book 10, page 46


p ” and “ h ” toge th er sou nd
T h e l et t er s “

l i ke “ f ” – li ke in “ pho ne ” a nd “ phot o.”

My dog was very angry


Wh e n h e co u l d n ’ t f i n d t h e bo ne ,
S o h e c a l le d t h e bo ne p o li c e
On a sp ec i a l bo ne ph o ne .
Bu t n o b o d y a n sw e r e d
The bo ne p o li c e ’ s pho ne –
A l l t h e bo ne p o li c e
We r e f a st a sl e e p a t ho me .

Book 10, page 47


Wh en yo u see t he le tt ers “ wr ” t oget he r,
re me mb er t ha t th e “ w ” i s si le nt .
L et ’s pra ct ic e...

M y te a c h e r w r o t e a no t e
A n d se n t i t ho me w it h m e .
M y te a c h e r w r o t e a no t e
A n d tr u st e d i t t o m e .

Bu t t h eno t e is no t i n m y h a n d ;
It’s no t e v en in my p o c k e t.
The no t e is no t a n y w h e r e –
O h d ea r , I t h i n k I lo st i t!

Book 10, page 48


Y e st e r d a y , I w r o te a no t e
T o r em i n d m y se l f o f so m e t h i n g ,
Bu t I w r o t e th e no te w it h i n v i s ib le i n k ,
A n d n o w t h e n o te s ay s n o t h i n g .

Book 10, page 49


I d on’t kno w what is w r o ng w it h m e –
I w r o t e my n a m e h e r e o n m y k n e e ,
Bu t I w r o t e it w r o ng ,
I w r o t e th e n am e “ T o m , ”
T o m i s w r o ng – my n a m e is Jo h n .

Book 10, page 50


T h e words “ writ e ” an d “ wrot e ” mea n t he
sa me t hi ng. We sa y “ wrot e ” when we t al k

a bout somet hi ng we wrot e i n t he pa st; we

sa y “ wri t e ” when we t al k a bout wri t in g

somet hi ng now or in t he fu tu re.

Be f o r e I ca n le a r n t ow r i te m y n a me ,
I m u s t l e a r n t o w r i te m y ABC .
Y e st e r d a y I w r o te t h e A ,
T o d a y I w i ll w r it e t h e B;
T o m o r r o w I w il l w r i t e th e l e tt e r C –
O h , c l e v e r , c le v e r m e !

Book 10, page 51


I t o l d m y b r o th er
Not to w r it e o n th e w a ll ,
Bu t h e w r o t e h i s n am e
I n le t te r s b i g a n d t a ll .

H e sa i d I n e v e r t o l d h i m
Not to w r it e o n th e w a ll .
T h e n h e sa i d h e c o u l d n ’ t h ea r m e –
H i s e a r s a r e m u c h t o o sm al l .

Book 10, page 52


o”
A li t tl e wor d t hat e nds wi t h a n “

sou nds th e sa me as “ Jo e ” and “ t o e .”

N o , J o e , I w il l n o t l o o k
A t yo u r s il l y o l d to e
O r y o u r si l ly o l d f o o t .

And n o , J o e , I don ’t care


A b o u t th e s p o o n o n yo u r no s e
O r t h e ho l e i n y o u r h a i r .

Book 10, page 53


My dog was h ungry, so h e c h e we d a b o n e .
H e wa s sl e ep y, so h e t o o k a n ap .
H e wa n te d t o p la y , so h e r an o u t si d e –
A n d wh at d o I th in k o f t h a t ?

A d o g ’ s l if e i s so e as y ;
A d o g ’ s l if e i s so n i c e;
I w i sh I w a s a d o g ,
So l i f e co u l d b e t w ic e a s n i c e .

Book 10, page 54


s
S ome ti mes a n “ ” can soun d l i ke a “ z” –
l et ’ s p r act i ce.. .

T h i s me d i c i n e is g r o s s,
I t ’ s h ar d t o t ak e a do s e .
S o I p i n c h my no s e
And close my e y es
T o t a k e a d a i ly do s e .

Book 10, page 55


When I was two I had a cold,
A n d my no s e wa s a s r e d a s a rose.
T h e c o l d w a s s o b a d i t wa s mo r e th an a co ld –
I t h i n k wh at I h a d w a s a fr o ze .

Book 10, page 56


T h e wor d “ cl o s e ” c an sound l ike a “ z ”
s
or an “ ” de pen di ng on how you use i t.. .

I s to o d w i th my no s e
So c l o se to the do or
That I could n ot close the d oor.

Bu t t h e n my b r o t h e r
S l am m e d t h e d o o r ,
A n d my no s e f e ll o n to th e f lo o r .

Book 10, page 57


gone ” lo oks l ike “ bone ” a nd
T h e word “

“ pho ne ” bu t sound s di ffere nt . In t he word

“ gone ,” t he nau ght y “ e ” d oes n oth in g – he


d oesn’t p in ch th e l et t er “ o ” – t ha t’s wh y th e

word “ gone ” soun ds l i ke t he word “ on .”

Wh e n I w e n t t o sl e e p , m y so c k w a s on;
Wh e n I w o k e u p , m y so ck wa s gone.
The s ock was lo n g , u p t o m y k n ee ,
Bu t n o w it ’ s g o n e – h o w c a n t h a t b e?
H a s m y si l ly so c k g o ne f i sh i n g ?
H a s m y so c k g o n e t o t h e s to r e ?
O h ! I w a s w r o ng , my s o c k i sn ’ t g o ne –
S e e m y so ck , i t’ s o n t h e f l o o r .

Book 10, page 58


M y si st e r h a s g o n e ho me –
S h e l ef t m e h e r e a lo n e –
S h e sa i d t h a t I wa s mu ch to o l o u d ,
A n d p u l l in g h e r h a i r i s n o t a l l o w ed .

H a s m y b r o th er gone b ac k ho me ?
N o ! He ’ s p la y i n g w it h s o m e rope.
I w i ll a sk h i m i f h e ’ l l p l ay w it h m e –
We c an sw i n g on th e rope a r o u n d th at t r e e.

Book 10, page 59


Re m e mb er , t h e le t te r “ o ” s ay s “u h o h ! ” –
s o m e ti m es h e sa y s “ u h ” wh en p i n c h e d
e
b y t h e n a u g h t y “ , ” a n d s o m e ti m e s
h e s a ys “ o h . ”

We h a v e j u s t p r a ct i ce d wh en th e l e t te r
“ o ” sa y s “ o h ! ’ – n o w le t ’ s p r ac t i ce w h e n
t h e “ o ” sa y s “ u h ! ”

uh oh

jok

Book 10, page 60


I h av e s o me b ook s
T h a t I l ik e t o r ea d .
I h av e s o me toys
That belong to me:
So me d o l ls ,
A n d s o me p u z z l es –
So me e a sy ,
So me a r e t r o u b l e.

Book 10, page 61


Wh e n my c h o r es a r e d o ne ,
I c a n w a tc h T V ;
A n d wh en th e T V sh o w is do ne ,
I t i s t im e t o r e a d .
A n d wh en th e b o o k is do ne ,
I g o to sl e ep
Wi t h a b l an k e t o n m y h e ad
A n d a p il l o w f o r my f e e t.

Book 10, page 62


w ” at t he
In th e word “one, ” i t soun ds l i ke t he re i s a “

b egi nni ng of t he word – but t he re i sn’t a ny “ w ” in t he

word – t ha t’s j ust how we say i t – “ one .”

I w a n t ed to e at o ne apple,
One apple jus t f or me,
Bu t t h e r e w e r e n o ne h e r e in th is b o w l –
N o ne t h a t I c o u ld se e .

I l o o k e d e v e r y wh er e f o r a p p l e s,
Bu t s a d l y t h e r e w e r e n o ne .
I r e a l ly w o u l d h a v e l i k e d
One a p p l e , n o t j u st no ne .

Book 10, page 63


My brother h as so me candy,
Bu t I h av e no ne .
I a t e a l l mi n e ;
H e a te o n ly o ne .
I w i sh h e w o u ld sh ar e
H i s c a n d y w it h m e –
N o ne for him
A n d al l f o r me .

Book 10, page 64


Wh en th e “ o ” is sayi ng “u h,” not i ce how he
somet i me s soun ds l i ke “ f un ” an d “ s un ” –

There is o nly o ne s un u p in th e s k y ;
J us t o ne s un , w a y u p h i g h .
A n d la t e at n i g h t ,
Wh e n th e s un is do ne ,
T h e s ta r s c o m e o u t
To h ave s o me fun .
So me s ta r s t wi n k le ,
A n d so me s ta r s l au g h ;
A n d wh en it r a i n s ,
So me t a k e a b a th .
Book 10, page 65
o ” some ti mes sa ys “uh ” – ev en whe n
T h e l et t er “

t he na ught y “ e ” is not arou nd, l ike i n t he words

“ won ” and “ s on .”

T h e n u m b e r si x
A n d th e n u m b e r o ne
H a d a r a c e, an d
The n umber o ne w o n .
The n umber o ne w o n
Be c a u s e h e w a s f as t;
T h e n u m b e r si x l o s t
Be c a u s e h e w a s l a st .

Book 10, page 66


The n umber o ne
A n d h i s l it t l e s o n
We r e h a p p y t h a t
The o ne had won.
Bu t t h e n u m b e r si x
A n d h i s l it t l e son
Wi sh ed th at t h e
N u m b e r s ix h a d won.

Book 10, page 67


In some pa rts of t he worl d,
f r om ”
T h e l i tt l e word “
c an sound l ike “ s ome ” –

I ate s o me ca k e
F r o m th is p l at e –
I o n l y a t e s o me
Bu t t h e c a k e f i ll e d u p
M y tu mm y - t um - t um .

In oth er p art s of t he world ,

f rom ”
T h e l i tt l e word “

c an sound l ike “ Tom ” –

Tom ca m e from
A v e r y n i c e p la c e ;
Tom
Y o u ca n t e l l from th e s mi l e
On his happy face.

Book 10, page 68


o ” al so says “uh” i n wor ds
T h e l i tt l e “

l i ke “ g l o v e ” a nd “ l ov e .”

I t h i n k th at I h a v e l o st m y glove –
The glove th at m a tc h e s my o u tf it .
O h , d e ar ie m e, I love that glove ;
Ca n yo u p l e as e , p l e as e h e lp me f i n d it ?

Book 10, page 69


z z z
z z z

I love my d o g , D o z y,
Bu t h e wo n ’ t come to me –
Wh e n I c a l l h im b y h i s n a me ,
H e a lw a ys g o e s to sl ee p .

I love my l it t le d o g ,
H e ’ s t h e sw e e te s t, l i tt l e p u p .
M a yb e h e wi l l come
I f c h an g e h is n a m e t o : Wa k e U p !

Book 10, page 70


Now let’s practice reading when the letter “ o”
is saying “oh, ” and when he is saying “uh. ”

O h d ea r , wh at h a v e I do ne ?
I a t e a h u n d r ed d o n u t s
Wh e n I s h o u l d h a v e e at e n o ne .
M a ma c a ll e d t h e d o c t o r o n t h e pho ne ,
A n d h e to ld h e r t o
Ro ll m e h o me .

Book 10, page 71


M a ma m a d e co o k i e s
A n d wh en th ey w e r e d o ne ,
I ate two
A n d sh e a t e o ne .
Wh e n we w o ke t h i s m o r n in g ,
T h e r e w e r e n o ne –
I k now it was the do g;
H e wa s li c k i n g t h e c r u m b s .

Book 10, page 72


I w a n t my c a t t o c o me ho me
A n d sp e n d so me t im e w it h m e .
I w a n t my c a t t o c o me ho me ,
Bu t h e wo n ’ t c o me d o wn th e t r e e .

M y ca t i s n o t do ne s le e p i n g
U p t h e r e i n t h e t r e e;
H e sa y s h e w i ll c o me down
A t a q u a r t e r a f te r t h r ee .

Book 10, page 73


I h av e s o me m o n ey ,
Bu t n o t a lo t.
Eno ugh to b uy so me ice cream
And s o me p i z za n i c e an d h o t.

I w o u ld li k e t o t ak e th e p iz z a
Ho me w it h m e ,
Bu t m y d o g wi l l e a t th e p iz z a ,
A n d h e wo n ’ t le a v e s o me f o r me .

Book 10, page 74


I w o ke l a st n i g h t ;
M y te d d y b e ar wa s g o ne .
He had g o ne d o wn st a ir s
A n d th e l i g h t w as on.
I s aw t h a t my d o ll
Had g o ne d o wn to o –
T h e y w er e e a t in g p o p co r n
A n d wa t c h i n g a ca r t o o n .

Book 10, page 75


I love to co o k s p a g h e t ti
I n a b ig p o t o n t h e s to v e ;
I love to co o k s p a g h e t ti ,
A n d th en wr ap it a r o u n d m y no se .
I a l so love to ba ke a c a ke
I n th e o v en o f o u r s to v e .
A c a ke c an ta s te so v e r y n i ce ,
A n d sm e ll s b et t e r t h a n a r o se .

Book 10, page 76


I’m a big, green fro g,
A n d I h a v e a b ig , g r e en n o se ,
I l o v e to r u n b ar ef o o t ,
A n d I l o v e t o se e m y t o e s .
I l o v e to r u n b ar ef o o t –
Bu t I d o n ’ t lo v e w e ar in g c lo th es .

Book 10, page 77


The words “ drive ” and “drove ” mean the
same thing. We say “ drive” when we talk about
driving now or in the future. We say “ drove”
when we talk about driving in the past.

I l i k e to d r iv e m y li t tl e c ar ;
I l i k e to d r iv e i t r ea l l y f ar .
Y e st e r d a y I d r o v e to th e s to r e ;
T o m o r r o w I w il l d r iv e so me m o r e .

M y d o g a l so li k e s t o dr i v e w it h m e –
I r e m e mb er th e t i m e w h e n I w a s t h r e e ,
I dr o v e my dog aro und the tree.
T h e c a r t ip p e d o v e r a n d w e b o t h f e l l o u t ;
I s ai d , “w o o f ! ” a n d m y d o g s a id , “ o w ! ”

Book 10, page 78


The words “ dive ” and “dove ” also mean the
same thing. We say “ dive ” when we talk about
diving now or in the future. We say “ dove ”
when we talk about diving in the past.

I l i k e th e p e n g u i n s at t h e z o o –
They di v e into the pen guin po ol.
I w a n t ed to le a r n h o w t o div e in too ,
J u s t l i k e th e p e n g u i n s at t h e z o o .
S o y e st e r d a y I dove in to a p u d d le –
I b u m p e d m y h ea d an d w as c o v e r e d i n m u d d le .

Book 10, page 79


A dove is a gra y bi rd. “ Dov e ” looks
dov e ,” but so unds li ke
l i ke t he word “

“ lo ve ” an d “ g love .”

D i d y o u e v e r s ee a l it t le do v e
D iv e d own fro m s ky?
O n e t im e I sa w a li t tl e do v e
Wh e n an ai r p la n e a l mo st c au g h t h e r .
The do v e do v e d o wn ,
Bu t t u r n e d a r o u n d
Wh e n sh e a l mo st h i t t h e w a te r .

Book 10, page 80


li e
u+ e
nt
s
U
cut

Book 10, page 81


c ut e
I w a n t ed to lo o k
Wi t h a c u te h a i r c ut ,
S o I p a i d t w o d o ll a r s
T o g et i t c ut , but . . .
T h e y o n ly c ut o ne hair,
A n d it d o es n ’ t lo o k c ut e .
A n d th e h ai r t h a t t h e y c ut –
H a ! I t f e ll i n t o m y b o o t .

Book 10, page 82


O n t h e f i r s t d ay o f sc h o o l ,
T h e t e ac h er sa id to us :
“ D o n ’ t b e l a te
“ T o c a tc h th e bus . ”
S h e a ls o t o l d us . . .
To us e o u r ma n n e r s,
U s e o u r b r ai n s ,
A n d to u se u m b r el l as
Wh e n it r a i n s.
S h e t au g h t us a l o t at s ch o o l t o d a y –
We d i d n ’t j ust si t a r o u n d a n d p la y .

Book 10, page 83


Sue

tr u e ,
Y e s, i t is
M y na me i s Sue .
I t ’ s w r i t te n o n m y c up –
S - u- e f or Sue .
T he d ay t ha t I w a s b or n ,
T he d oc to r ha d n o c lue –
H e f or got to we a r hi s gla s se s,
A nd he sw i tc he d t he pi nk a nd bl ue .
S o t he y c al l ed me Sue ,
A nd , dude , i t ’s j us t m y lu c k –
I h ave a l ot of do ll s ,
B ut I r ea l ly w a nt a t r u ck .

Book 10, page 84


excuse me

M y si st e r ’ s n am e i s S u z ie –
S h e a lw a y s s ay s , “ e x c use me , ”
S h e a lw a y s s ay s , “ p l ea s e, ”
A n d sh e t r i e s h a r d n o t t o sn ee z e .

M y si st e r h a s a c a t;
S h e c a ll s h im Luk e .
His fu r is long,
A n d h i s e y es a r e b lue .
One day I heard Lu ke
S a y, “ e x c u se me ” –
H e so u n d e d ju st l ik e
M y b i g si st e r S u z ie .

Book 10, page 85


S ome ti me we say “ us e ” a nd “ excus e ” wi t h
a “ z ” so und, an d somet i me s we sa y “ us e ” an d

“ e xcuse ” wi t h a n “ s ” soun d.

My brother h as no u se
F o r t h i s b o t tl e o r t h i s c u p ;
My brother h as no u se
F o r a l l t h i s b a b y st u f f .

My brother wants to us e
T e l ep h o n es a n d t r u c k s;
My brother wants to us e
O n l y g r o w n u p st u f f .

Book 10, page 86


zz
z
zz
z

I l i ke to u se m y dog
Whe n I p la y ba s eb al l ;
I l i ke to u se m y dog
T o c a t ch e ac h a nd e ver y b al l .

Bu t m y do g f e ll a sl e ep
I n th e m i ddl e of a ga m e.
H e di dn’ t sa y, “ Exc u se m e , ”
S o I c a ll e d m y dog a na m e .

I s ai d, “Wa ke up si l ly do g! ”
A nd , “ Wh at i s you r e xc us e ? ”
Bu t h e di dn’ t st op sno r i ng,
S o i t wa s n’ t a n y us e .

Book 10, page 87


li e
e+e
nt
s
e
te n

Book 10, page 88


Wh e n th e n au g h t y si le n t “ ” e
s n e a k s u p o n h i s t wi n b r o t h e r ,
h e d o e sn ’t u s u a l ly l e t a n y o t h e r
l e tt e r s ta n d b e tw e e n t h e m.

H e g e ts r e a ll y cl o s e , t h e n p i n c h e s
h is b r o th er an d m ak e s h i m ca l l o u t
e
h is n a m e: “ ! ”

e
ne d
T h i s is wh y wo r d s li k e “ ne e d ”
a r e n ’ t sp e ll e d “ ne de ” – b e c a u s e
t h e n a u g h t y s il e n t “ e ” u su al l y
m a n a g e s t o g e t r i g h t n e x t to h i s
b r o t h e r b e f o r e p i n c h i n g h im .

Book 10, page 89


e
ten te n

E v e r y b o y w h o se a g e is ten,
A n d wh o w an ts t o b e a teen,
Wi l l h av e t o f a c e th e f ac t
T h a t h e w il l n e v e r b e a “ te ne . ”
T h i s is b e c au se t h e n a u g h t y “ ”e
L i k e s t o s n e ak a r o u n d t h e “ n” –
A n d th is is h o w y o u ma k e t h e w o r d “ teen”
Wh e n yo u ’ r e st a r t in g wi t h a “ te n . ”

Book 10, page 90


Wh e r e d o I g o w h e n I ’ m a sl e e p ?
D o I w a lk o u t si d e a n d d o w n t h e st r e e t ,
A l l w r a p p ed u p i n m y f l a n n e l s he e t ?
D o I ne e d m y sh o es ,
Or d o I float in the air?
Ca n I b e seen,
O r a m I th in n e r t h a n a h a i r ?
Do I me e t o th er ch il d r en ,
O r a m I al l a lo n e ?
G o s h , I ’ m g l ad my feet
Ca n f in d t h e i r wa y h o me .

Book 10, page 91


I ne e d tof e e d m y t u m my
S o m e th in g v e r y s w e e t ;
I s we a r t h a t I h a v en ’ t
E a t en in a week.
Wh a t ’ s t h a t ?
O h t h a t ’ s n o th in g . . .
J u s t t u r k e y a n d st u f f in g . . .
A n d a l i tt l e r o a st be e f . . .
N o ! Yo u d o n ’ t u n d e r s ta n d –
I ’ m f a l li n g o f f m y feet.
I f e e l faint and dizzy
M y t e e t h ne e d so me t h i n g s w e e t .

Book 10, page 92


T h e l et t er “ Q ” al most a lways has
a l et te r “ u ” next t o it ...

The que e n c o u ld n o t t ie h e r s h o e s ,
N o m a tt e r h o w h a r d s h e tr ie d ,
She got qui te angr y –
S h e y e ll e d a n d s c r e am e d a n d cr ie d .

“I qui t ! ” s a id th e que e n
A s s h e t h r e w h e r sh o e s a w a y,
“I am qu it e , qui te hap py,
“ T o b e b ar ef o o t e v e r y d a y. ”

Book 10, page 93


R emembe r , t he wo r d “ be e n ” l ooks li ke
“ t e e n ” but sou nds di f f er ent .

I h av e be e n t o t h e z o o a h u n d r e d t i m es ,
Bu t I ’ v e n e v e r be e n t h e r e a t n ig h t.
D o y o u th in k t h e a n i ma l s p a r t y
Wh e n th e m a n t u r n s o f f t h e li g h t ?
I n my m in d , I see e l e p h a n t s d an c e;
I see k a n g a r o o s i n sh o e s;
I see a n ts we a r i n g p an ts .
I w o u ld h a v ebe e n s o h a p p y
T o h a v e s e e n su ch a s i g h t –
Bu t I h av e n ev e r , ev e r be e n
T o t h e z o o at n i g h t .

Book 10, page 94


e
Al so r e me mb er , a l et te r “ ” al l by hi msel f i n a ver y sma ll
wor d li kes to cal l ou t hi s name so he doe sn’ t f ee l so l onel y.

e T he l i tt l e “ e ” w as l one l y;
T he l i tt l e “ e ” w as sa d;
he He c al l e d ou t h is na me – “ e ” –
S o he di d n ot f e el so ba d.
hello
T he n th e l e tt e r “ s ” j o in ed hi m,
she Sh e s a id he ll o t o t he “ e ”
T he n a “ w ” c am e a lo ng
we
we He sa i d, “ We a r e f a m il y. ”

A nd th e l i tt l e “ e ” w a s ha pp y
ws h T he l i tt l e “ e ” w as gl ad

e T he l i tt l e “ e ” ha s lo ts of f r ie nd s –
So he ne ve r f e e l s t oo s a d.

Book 10, page 95


I w o n d e r w h a t i t ’ s l ik e
To be a be e –
I s it g o o d t o be a be e ,
O r i s i t b e t te r t o be me ?

If I was a be e ,
A n d if a be e w as me –
Wo u ld w e r ec o g n i ze e a ch o t h e r ;
Wo u ld w e s a y, “Y o u ar e me ! ”

Book 10, page 96


S o m e ti m e s, t h e n a u g h ty
e
s il e n t “ ” d o e sn ’ t g e t r i g h t
n ex t t o h is b r o th er . Y o u w i ll
learn abou t thes e wor ds in a
l a te r b o o k , b u t f o r n o w, t h e
o n l y i m p o r ta n t w o r d – w h e r e th e
e
n au g h t y si le n t “ ” d o e s n ’ t g et
t o s n e a k u p n e x t to h i s b r o t h e r –
is the word “ the s e . ”

e
th es
es
Book 10, page 97
T he s e t e e t h b e lo n g t o me –
Ca n yo u se e t h e m in my m o u t h ?
I h av e h a d t he s e te e t h si n c e I w as sm a ll ,
Bu t n o w th e y’ r e f a l l in g o u t .

I t ’ s a g r e a t wa y t o m ak e m o n ey ,
Se e t he s e pennies in my pocket,
Bu t I w o u ld r a th er keep my te e t h –
S h o u l d I sh u t my m o u t h a n d lo ck it ?

Book 10, page 98


We say “ t hi s ” wh en we ’re t al ki ng a bout
on e t hi ng; we say “ t hes e ” whe n we’re ta lk in g

a bout t wo or more t hi ngs.

I want one of t he s e ap p l e s,
Bu t w h i c h o n e is th e b e st ?
I b it i n t o th is g r e en o n e ,
J u s t t o g i v e i t a t es t .
I a l so t r i e d t his red on e –
Wa s i t j u i cy ? Ye s!
I t e st e d a ll t he se a p p le s,
And non e o f them were bad –
Bu t w h e n sh e s aw th e se b i t e ma r k s,
M y mo m g o t r ea l l y m a d .

Book 10, page 99


t hi s ” and “ t ha t ” –
Ju st li ke we say “

we al so say “ t he s e ” and “ t ho se .”

T h i s is my boo k,
A n d t h a t is m y b ik e.

toys

T h e s e a r e m y to ys ,
A n d t h o s e b e l o n g t o M ik e .

Book 10, page 100


t he s e a p p l e s;
I like
T he s e a p p le s ar e v er y n ic e .
I t r i e d a b i te o f o n e –
Y u m ! I b i t i t t w ic e .

Bu t t ho s e ap p l es o v e r t h e r e
J u s t d o n o t t a st e as g o o d .
D o n ’ t t r y t o e at t ho s e a p p le s –
I t h i n k th ey a r e m ad e o f w o o d .

Book 10, page 101


no pinching!

Book 10, page 102


Wh e n th er e a r e two l e t te r s
e
b et w e en th e n au g h t y “ ” a n d
t h e v o w e l th at h e w a n t s t o p i n c h ,
i t ’ s t wo a g ai n s t o n e , a n d t h e n au g h t y,
e
s il e n t “ ” c a n ’ t p i n c h t h e o t h e r v o we l –
h is a r m j u st i sn ’ t l o n g e n o u g h . So t h e
e
n au g h t y “ ” j u s t s i ts th e r e , ma k i n g
n o so u n d an d d o in g n o t h i n g .

pric
n
pri c
princ
Book 10, page 103
A pr i nc e w e n t t o m ar k e t
T o b u y a p ig ,
Bu t t h e pr i c e o f a pig
Wa s m u c h t o o h i g h ,
So the pr i nc e came h ome
Wi t h a p p l e p ie .
His mother, the Queen,
S a id , “ Wh e r e is th e pi g ? ”
The pr i nc e sa i d , “ Mo th er ,
“ T h e pr i c e w a s t o o h i g h –
“ Bu t, o h , d e a r M o t h e r ,
“ Y o u m u s t tr y t h i s pi e ! ”

Book 10, page 104


Loo k at me,
I h av e a p i e ce o f fud g e . . .
This f udg e is so hug e
T h a t I c an n o t hug i t;
This f udg e hug e
is so
T h a t I c an n o t budg e i t.
A n d if wa s a j udg e
A t a c o n t es t f o r f udg e ,
I w o u ld sa y , “T h is fud g e i s th e w i n n e r
“ I ’ m so f u l l I c a n n o t bud g e ! ”

** T o bu dge me ans to mov e.

Book 10, page 105


I t h a s b e en an h o u r
Si nc e I w en t t o b ed ,
S o w h a t ar e a l l th es e b u b b l es
D o i n g o n m y h e ad ?

Did I for get to r i nse m y h a ir ?


Did I for get to r i nse m y te e t h ?
O r d id I g r o w b u b b l es
Wh e n I t r i e d t o g o to sl ee p ?

Book 10, page 106


I b u i lt a sa n d ca s tl e
N e a r th e e dg e o f t h e se a .
I a l so b u i lt a br id g e
A n d a f e nc e a n d a t r e e.

Bu t t h e n th e s e a
Cr ep t u p o n me ,
A n d th e e dg e o f th e w a t er
A t e t h e f e nc e
A n d th e br i dg e ,
A n d n o w t h e r e ’ s n o ca s tl e –
J u s t t h e w at e r a n d me .

Book 10, page 107


t w e lve bo oks
I h ave
O n my s he l f ;
T w e lv e b ig b ook s
A nd I r e ad th em a l l –
All t w e l ve b ook s
A l l b y mys e l f .

A nd if yo u t hi nk
T ha t you, y our se l f ,
Ca n r e ad t w e l ve boo ks
F r om he r e – my s he lf –
T he n yo u m ust a sk
Me, my se l f ,
I f yo u c an r e ad
M y boo ks you r se l f .
Book 10, page 108
S ome ti mes – not v ery oft en – t he na ught y “ e ” get s
e xt ra-stre tc hy an d re ach es a round t wo le tt ers to pi nch

a vowel , l i ke i n th e words, “ taste ”an d “ w aste . ”

I f y o u h o l d y o u r n o se ,
Y o u ca n n o t ta s t e y o u r f o o d . . .
I m a g in e wh at a w a st e
I f n o b o d y c o u l d t a st e
I c e c r e am a t a p ar ty
O r a sl i c e o f c h o c o l a t e c a ke .
S o d o n ’ t h o l d y o u r n o se
Wh e n yo u t u r n e i g h t –
It’s a w a s te no t to t a s te
Y o u r o w n b i r t h d ay c a ke .

Book 10, page 109


T h e word “once ” is al so wei rd. In t hi s
word, t he le tt er “ o ” makes th e sa me “uh ” sou nd

for th e word “ one ” an d for th e word “ once .”

The n umber o ne at e a b u g ;
I t w as n ’ t v e r y n i ce .
H e a te a b u g j u st o nc e ,
H e wo u l d n e v e r e a t i t tw i c e .

The n umber o ne wo u l d n e v e r
E a t a b u g a g a in –
Onc e w a s q u it e e n o u g h
T w ic e w o u ld b e a p ai n .

Book 10, page 110


ooo!
ooo ooo

o u

Book 10, page 111


T h e “ o o o ” so u n d i s r e al l y w e i r d ,
b ec a u s e t h e r e a r e so ma n y d if f e r e n t
w a y s t o sp e ll i t:

u.. blue, Sue


cute, June, rude, use

o.. shoe
move, prove, lose**

oo zoo, too
moon, boot, pool

o to, do **

ou you, soup **

wo two **

**These are the only common


words for this spelling.

Book 10, page 112


u..
do not use I d o n ’ t wa n t a n y o n e
my stuff
To us e m y s tu f f ,
So I made a r ul e –
Don ’t us e my s tu f f !
stuff
I wrote the r u le
I n hu g e , blu e l e tt e r s .
I h ad to u se so me g l ue
T o m a k e t h e si g n s ti c k b et t er .

Bu t i t w as n ’ t an y us e ,
I t i s s ad , b u t i t’ s tr ue ,
T h e s ig n f e ll d o wn
O n m y si st e r , Sue .

Book 10, page 113


ooo

o..
T h e word “ sho e ” look s l ike “ t o e ”
b ut soun ds l i ke “oo o” –

This s ho e i s m u c h t o o sm a ll f o r me ;
I t b e l o n g s t o Ba b y Joe.
I d o n ’ t th in k I c a n w ea r a s ho e
T h a t o n ly f i t s m y toe.

Book 10, page 114


ooo

o..
The word “ move ” looks like “love ”
but sounds like “ooo” –

I l o v e to mo v e m y b o d y,
I l o v e to mo v e a r o u n d ,
I l o v e to r u n a n d j u m p ,
A n d mo v e w a y u p o f f t h e g r o u n d .

Book 10, page 115


ooo

o..
T h e word “ l os e ” look s l ike “ no s e ”
b ut soun ds l i ke “oo o” –

My n o se i sn ’t a n y w h e r e –
I t ’ s n o t o n m y f a ce .
Did I lo s e i t a t th e p a r k ,
O r i n s o m e o th e r p l a ce ?
A n d if I d id lo s e my no s e ,
T h e n wh er e d id it g o ?
A n d HO W d i d I lo se i t?
I d o n ’ t k n o w!

Book 10, page 116


ooo

o.. + oo
“ Los e ” a nd “ loos e ” sou nd simi la r, b ut
t he y me an di fferen t th in gs. “ Los e ” mea ns t o

ge t lost , and “ loo se ” me ans not t igh t.

If my no s e was loose
A n d al w a ys f a ll i n g o f f ,
D o y o u th in k I w o u l d l o se it
E v e r y t im e I c o u g h ed ?
Bu t m y no s e is n’t loose,
I t ’ s a s ti g h t a s y o u p l ea s e,
So why do I lose it
E v e r y t im e I sn ee z e ?

Book 10, page 117


oo
Al most al l word s wit h two “ o ” l et te rs
sou nd li ke “ooo” –

This s po o n i s c o v er ed wi t h goo;
I f o u n d it i n m y room.
T h i s spo o n is mu ch to o s ti c k y –
I w i ll h a v e t o w as h i t s o o n .

Book 10, page 118


oo
T h ere a re some wo rds t hat h ave two “ o ” l et te rs
t ha t do NOT sou nd li ke “ooo” – l i ke t he words

“ good ” a nd “ wood . ”

I h av e a bo o t
That’s made of wood;
I t m ak es a lo t o f n o is e,
A n d it d o es n ’ t f e e l too good.

Book 10, page 119


o
E ven t hough t he wor d s “ t o ” and “ do ” h ave
j u st ONE l et t er “ o , ” t hey ma ke t he “ooo” soun d.

M y ca t l ik es to party;
M y ca t l ik es to dance;
M y ca t l ik es to w e ar
P u r p le , p ar ty p a n ts .
Wh a t w o u l d y o u do
I f y o u r c a t w a s l i k e th at ?
Wo u ld y o u s ay to y o u r c a t,
“Don’t do th a t” ?

Book 10, page 120


o
The words “ go, ” “no,” and “so” also
have only one “ o ,” but they sound different –

Do I li k e s me l ly , s me l l y c h e e se ?
Yes I do – I ’ m a r a t, if yo u p l e as e .
If yo u gave to m e a c h u n k o f ch ee s e,
I w o u ld n e v er sa y no –
I w o u ld sa y ye s , p l ea s e!
I w o u ld do a n y t h i n g ,
I w o u ld g o a n y w h e r e ,
F o r c h e e se so s me l l y
It would cur l you r hair.

Book 10, page 121


ou
T oge th er, th e l et t ers “ o ” and “ u ” some ti mes
make an “ooo” soun d – li ke i n t he wo rds,

“ y ou ” an d “ s oup .”

Pea s o up in the morning,


Pea s o up at night,
This pot of p ea s o up
T a st e s a l r i g h t .
Bu t i f I w e r e you,
And y o u we r e m e ,
Wo u ld y o u e at p e a so u p
I f y o u we r e a p e a ?

Book 10, page 122


wo
I t l ooks wei r d, but t he wor d “ t wo ” al so
make s t he “ooo” sound .

I h av e two b i g ey e s
S o t h a t I ca n s e e
My t w o big hand s
A n d my t w o b ig f e et .

Book 10, page 123


practice
“ooo”
boo

Wh a t do y o u do
Wh e n a g h o st g o es , “ bo o ” ?
D o y o u r u n to y o u r r o o m;
D o y o u g o , “ bo o , ho o ”?
Or do y o u “ bo o ” r ig h t b ac k
A t a s i ll y o l d g h o st ?
Wh o is sc a r e d t h e m o st –
You o r t h e g h o st ?

Book 10, page 124


practice
“ooo”

I s aw a m o n k ey a t th e zoo;
H e r f a c e wa s r ed , h e r n o se w a sbl ue .
T h e m o n k e y s a id , “ Ho w do y o u do ? ”
I s ai d , “F in e. Ho w a b o u t y o u ? ”
T h e m o n k e y s a id , “ My n a m e i s Su e ,
“ A n d I h av e l o s t m y b i g , bl ue sh o e . ”
I l o o k e d a g a in – do y o u k n o w wh at I sa w ?
H e r n o se w as n o t a n o s e at a l l!
S ue , y o u r n o s e i s w e a r i n g y o u r s ho e . ”
I s ai d , “
A n d Mo n k e y S ue s a id , “ Oh ! T h a n k y o u ! ”

Book 10, page 125


practice
“ooo”

My favorite tooth is lo o s e ,
And s o o n i t wi l l f al l o u t .
I do n o t w a n t to l o se i t ,
Bu t h o w do I k e ep it – h o w ?

Wh a t i f I ta p e m y mo u t h ,
So m y te e t h c a n n o t mo v e ?
T h e r e ’ s o n l y o n e l it t l e p r o b l e m –
How do I chew my fo o d ?

(T h e word “che w” i s t augh t in ano th er bo ok.)

Book 10, page 126


practice
“ooo”

J une ,
O n e s u m me r n ig h t i n
I s aw a b i g ba bo o n ,
U n d er n e at h a s ta r r y s k y
J u s t s ta r i n g a t t h e mo o n .
A w ar th o g p l a y ed th e p ia n o ,
f lu te ,
A n e l e p h a n t p l a ye d th e
A n d th e b ig ba b o o n
D a n c e d f o r th e mo o n ,
O n e s u m me r n ig h t i n J une .

Book 10, page 127


Mi x it
up
When the child is comfortable
reading the big, red words in this
book, he/she is ready for “Mix it up.”

Book 10, page 128


I ha v e s o me g u m –
C o me a nd se e .
So me f o r y o u ,
A nd s o me f o r me .
I a m g o o d a t s haring;
S h a r i n g i s s o ni c e . . .
Hey!
Gi v e me ba c k t he g um ,
So I c a n sh ar e i t t w i c e .
(”Share” is an “R-controlled” word that is taught
in the NEXT Progressive Phonics book.)

Book 10, page 129


I di d n o t c l o s e t he do o r ,
A nd t he c a t g o t fr e e .
Sh e r a n u p a t r e e
A nd s he wo n ’ t c o me ba c k t o me .
I d o n ’ t kno w w h a t t o do ;
I d o n ’ t kno w w h a t t o sa y –
T ha t s i ll y o ld c a t
Ha s be e n up t he t r e e a l l da y .

Book 10, page 130


I t i s ti me fo r me
T o g o to be d ,
B ut I w o ul d li ke
T o st a y a w a k e i n s te a d .
T he mo o n a nd st a r s s hi ne
D o w n o n me ,
A nd my si l ly o l d c a t
I s s t il l i n t he tr e e .

Book 10, page 131


I t i s no t v e r y w i se
T o ta k e a s ho w e r
W it h a sh o e o n y o ur fo o t
A nd no t o w e l – j us t a f lo w e r .
I t i s al so no t w i s e
T o br us h y o ur t e e th w i t h p epper;
I th ink a p i c k l e
I s s o muc h b e t te r .

Book 10, page 132


I w e nt t o a pa r t y;
E ve r yon e w as gone .
I di d n ot w ant t o l e a ve ,
So I put the m us ic on .
I pl a ye d a game
Of hid e an d s e e k ;
I fo und mys el f –
I di d n ot have t o pe e k .
I gave mys el f a pr es e nt ;
I at e a l ot of c ake .
P a r t ie s ar e s o nic e ,
E ve n w he n I ’ m lat e .

Book 10, page 133


W e w e r e p l a yi n g hi de a nd s e e k ,
A nd I h id b e h i n d thi s t r e e .
N o b o d y fo und me –
I’ve been hiding here a l l w e e k .

be e n i nsi de –
I ’ v e o n ly
M a y be o nc e o r tw i c e –
J u st to us e t he b a th r o o m ,
T he n i t’ s b a c k o u t si d e t o h ide .
I w is h s o m eo n e w o uld f i nd me ;
I w is h I c o uld g o ho me –
I t i s n ’ t an y f un t o p la y
Hi de a nd s e e k a lo ne .
Book 10, page 134
T he g r a s s i s g r e e n ,
T he sk y is blu e ,
M y no s e i s r e d ,
A nd s o i s my sho e .
Both ca n run,
A nd bo t h c a n sme l l –
One c a n s me ll ba d ,
A nd o ne c a n s me ll w e ll .

Book 10, page 135


T he c a t w a s h u n g r y ,
So s he a t e a pl a t e o f r i c e .
T he r ic e w a s nic e ,
B ut n o t a s nic e a s mic e .
T he n t he c a t a sk ed me ,
“ D o y o u ha v e a sma l l mo u se ? ”
I w a s g l a d t o sa y ,
“ N o mo u se i s i n th e ho use . ”

Book 10, page 136


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Book 10, page 138


APPENDIX –

Words taught in Book 10 – Intermediate Long Vowels:

The “Dolch” (high-frequency) words are highlighted in yellow. The


blue-highlighted words are Dolch words repeated from earlier books.

A + E ---

Jan, Jane,
Sam, same, name, came,
hat, hate, ate, plate,
gave, Dave, brave, cave, save, have, had, have to, had to,
cake, take, make, snake,
grape, cape,
mad, made,
chase,
face, space, place

I + E ---

Tim, time,
nine, mine,
if, wife, life, knife,
like,
five, give, drive, live, alive,
ice, nice, mice, twice, price,
kid, slid, slide, Sid, side, wide, ride,
smile, mile,
I , lie, pie, tie,
my, try,
bite, write,

Book 10, page 139


O + E and variations ---

O + E as “oh” ----
hop, hope, rope,
poke, woke, joke,
hole, pole, stole,
those, nose, close, froze, rose,
dose, close,
cone, bone, alone, phone,
wrote, note, not,
wrong,
no, so, go,
toe, Joe,
home,
on, gone,
dove, drove, stove,

O + E as “uh” ----
some, come,
done, one, none,
sun, fun (as comparisons)
won, son, from, (as exceptions) (“e” omitted)
glove, love, dove (the bird),

O + E as “ooo” —
shoe,
move,
lose,

Book 10, page 140


O + E continued ----

O+O a s “o oo” —
l oose,
sp oon, soon, moon , b aboon ,
room,
goo , t oo, b oo, z oo,
t o, do,
b oot,
food ,
wood, good (as e xce pt ion s)
t oot h,

O + U as “oo o” —
you , soup

W + O as “ ooo ” —
t wo

U + E ---

c ut , cu te , fl ut e,
u s, use , e xcu se, (wi th a “z” sound ),
u se , exc use (wi t h a n “s” soun d),
t rue , S ue, cl ue, bl ue, gl ue,
d ude ,
L uke,
Ju ne,
ru le ,

Book 10, page 141


E + E ---

ten, teen, seen, been,


asleep, keep,
street, sheet, meet, feet, sweet,
need, feed,
week,
beef,
feel,
teeth,
see, bee,
he, she, we, be,
these,

multiple consonants and an “e” at the end ---

prince
fudge, judge, budge,
since, rinse,
edge, bridge,
fence,
twelve,
shelf, myself, yourself, (“e” omitted)
taste, waste,
once,

# # #

Book 10, page 142

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