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Reading Bear is a fun way to learn to read. We teach over 1,200 vocabulary items. Our 50 presentations cover all the main phonics rules. All free and nonprofit! [more]
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short a

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a as in fan
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short e

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e as in jet
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short i

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i as in pig
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short o

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o as in pot
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short u

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u as in hut
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"short a" to "short u"

c and k

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cat, kid
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ck

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ck as in lock
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adding s

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cats, ducks, masks
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"c and k" to "adding s"

digraphs and x

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king, fish, wax
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initial blends

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blink, skip, twin
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wh, qu, th

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when, quack, moth
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ch, tch

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chin, witch
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two syllables

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bathtub, rabbit
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"digraphs and x" to "two syllables"

long e

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be, seed, tea
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oo

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moon, hook
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ar

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ma, arm, park
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or

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fork, corn, sport
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er, ur, ir

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her, turn, bird
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"long e" to "er, ur, ir"

oy, oi

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boy, coil
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ow, ou

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owl, snout
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aw, au, al

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law, haunt, ball
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ai

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ai as in train
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ay, air

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day, chair
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"oy, oi" to "ay, air"

y, ie, ind, ild

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by, pie, kind, child
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o, oa, oe

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no, toad, Joe
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old, olt, ow

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gold, colt, snow
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ew, ue

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screw, blue
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2 & 3 syllables

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cartoon, butterfly
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"y, ie, ind, ild" to "2 & 3 syllables"

a_e and e_e

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silent e: plane, Steve
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i_e

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silent e: pine
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o_e

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silent e: note
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u_e

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silent e: cute
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ing

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ing as in purring
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Review

"a_e and e_e" to "ing"

er, le

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bigger, fiddle
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"er, le"
 
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