Decodable Books in line with Mona's curriculum

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Decodable Books in line with Mona's curriculum

Post by Kelly » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:44 am

I have my own worksheets/products which are based on Mona’s programme but tweaked for us Kiwis. My website is www.astepatatime.co.nz

I personally use flip books until the alphabet is known (the pictures are on the back of the page – although no picture could be used and the children could draw their own). For example when the children are learning ‘o’ the books contain the following pages:

BOOK 1 BOOK 2
cot dot
cod cod
dad cat

After ‘m’ the books contain the following words:

BOOK 1 BOOK 2
mix mop
van ram
rot wet
cod zap
pat fix
met cog
wig nod

I try to ensure that each book revises all the sounds already known, but has at least two examples of the new sound.

I have a list of words that can be introduced after each letter. If anyone would like a copy just let me know. This list is fantastic for making up books like above or playing games/activities.

After the alphabet sounds have been taught, the children start learning their vowels and start blending and segmenting four letter words (with ‘normal’ sounds). This is where I start introducing some of the ‘tricky’ words e.g. a, be, of etc.

Again the pictures for these books are on the back. Some of the books I use are:

a net
a bat
a rod
a map

a sad man
a red hat
a big bag
a cut leg

A hat and a cap.
A fly and a bug.
A bus and a van.
A mug and a cup.

A fly in a web.
A pen in a mug.
A cat on a rug.
A bug on a box.

I am a hen.
I am a pup.
I am a man.
I am a bug.

A jet is big.
A mop is wet.
A sun is hot.
A dog is fun.

A rat can run.
A kid can hop.
A pup can dig.
A man can cry.

A pet can be fun.
A man can be old.
A pig can be fat.
A pot can be hot.

Pam put on a hat.
Tom put on a top.
Bob put on his togs.
Ted put on a cap.
Pat put on a dress.
Sam put on his socks.

I do not run. I hop. (Picture of a rabbit on back of page)
I do not jog. I jump. (Picture of a frog on back of page)
I do not hum. I quack. (Picture of a duck on back of page)
I do not spin. I trot. (Picture of a horse on back of page)
I do not rabbit. I honk. (Picture of a goose on back of page)
I do not swim. I fly. (Picture of a fly on back of page)

A man can go on a bus.
A kid can go in a hut.
A fox can go in a den.
A dog can go in a box.
A cat can go on a bed.
A pig can go in a sty.

A can of drink.
A bag of nuts.
A box of buns.
A jug of milk.
A pot of gold.
A sack of spuds.

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Post by Kelly » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:48 am

To reiterate all the pictures for my books are on the back of the pages. By having the picture on the back it ensures that there is no distraction from the text. But, it still encourages the child to read the book correctly e.g. from left page to right page. The pictures work as confirmation of what they have read, or even a reward for having read the text on the previous page.

Remember too that there may be a few words that are different between our two countries. One that I can think of is chips and crisps. Over here we use the word chips for both hot chips and crisps.

After OO (BOOK)

HOT
It is so hot.
I took off my top.
I had a cool drink.
But….. I am still hot.
I jump in my pool.
I am not hot!

TOM’S STOOL
“Mum,” said Tom. “Look at my stool”.
“Dad can fix it,” said Mum.
Dad went and got wood.
Dad got his tool box.
Huff and puff went Dad.
“My stool,” said Tom. Good on Dad.

After OO (MOON)

A MESS
Brad has to be fed.
He has a spoon, but….
he drops his food,
he mixes it up,
he flicks it, and
he gets it on us. YUCK!

MY BEDROOM
I do lots in my room.
It is fun.
I look at books.
I stack my blocks.
I dress up.
And I rest.

After EE

I CAN SEE
I am Jack.
I am up a tree.
I can see lots. Look!
2 eels in a creek.
1 baboon. 1 BABOON?
No it’s not. It’s Tyla.

MY CREEK
At my creek I can find…..
A big tree hut.
8 eels and sprats.
Grass and flax.
2 bugs and 4 bees.
Sticks and wood.
My creek is fun.

After SH

A SHY FISH
I am a gold fish.
Kids look at me.
I feel shy.
I swim off.
“Sh!” said a Mum.
He is a shy fish.

SH!
Trish is asleep.
She is in a cot.
In a green room.
Let’s creep in. Sh!
Sh! Look!
She is sweet.
Sh! Let’s go.

After CH

PATCH
Patch is my dog.
He has black spots.
He can run fast.
Patch can fetch sticks.
He is my best pal.
He sleeps in my room.

MY LUNCH BOX
My lunch box is red.
It has a fish on it.
Let’s look in it.
It has a carrot.
A bag of chips.
And a sandwich.
Yum. Lunch!

After TH

MOO
“Woof” Is that a dog? (On the back is a picture of dog and the word ‘yes’)
“Buzz” Is that a pig? ( On the back is a picture of a bee and the word ‘no’)
“Cheep” Is that a chick? (On the back is a picture of a chick and the word ‘yes’)
“Baa” Is that a sheep? (On the back is a picture of a sheep and the word ‘yes’)
“Moo” is that a moth? (On the back is a picture of a cow and the word ‘no’)
“ssssss” is that a python? (On the back is a picture of a python and the word ‘yes’)
“Boo!” is that a duck? (On the back is a picture of a person and the words ‘No, it’s me!’)

THE CHICKS
This is a plum tree.
At the top is a nest.
In the nest is a thrush.
She has 2 chicks.
She feeds them.
1 is fat and 1 is thin.

How is that for now? If anyone wants a book at a particular sound let me know. Going a bit mad trying to type them all out!

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