Mud on the Path Chapter Book (Paperback)
Systematic Decodable Books for Phonics Readers and Folks with a Dyslexic Learning Style
Dog on a Log Books, 9781949471168, 46pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2017
Finally, a delightful book series that helps kids learn phonics rules step by step. Fun and engaging books designed for anyone learning to read with phonics, especially learners with dyslexia. Start anywhere in the series, according to your child's reading level.
I ran to Dad. "Bob is not in the hut. Bob
is not in the dip in the hills," I said.
"Let us go get Bob," Dad said. "You and
I can jog on the path and call for Bob."
Approximately 1,000 total words
This is a Step 2 Chapter book.
The DOG ON A LOG Books series are for phonics readers and folks with a dyslexic learning style. They are Decodable books which means a learner who has been taught the phonics rules and the limited sight words in that book can sound them out and read them. The words used reflect the inclusion of 1 to 3 new phonics rules in each step. There are five books at each step.
The chapter books are written in a chapter format with one picture in most chapters. They are longer, have more detail, and sometimes offer more complexity than the Let's GO Books. They're great for practicing known and newly introduced phonics rules. They're also just fun reading.
DOG ON A LOG Let's GO Books are shorter versions of DOG ON A LOG Chapter books. Let's GO books tell the same stories with about 8 pictures and only a few sentences per page. They're perfect as an introduction to the new phonics rules or simply for fun reading for younger kids.
Please note: The language in decodable books may sound awkward compared to normal speech and writing. The more limited the phonics and vocabulary, the more awkward it may seem. For example, in Step 1 books there is no suffix -s and especially no -ed. This makes writing verbs particularly awkward and unusual. The upside is this encourages students to read through each word and decode every word on every page.
DOG ON A LOG Phonics Progression
- Consonants, primary sounds
- Short vowels
- Digraphs: ch, sh, th, wh, ck
- 2 and 3 sound words
- Possessive 's
- Bonus letters (f, l,'s, z after short vowel)
- -s suffix
- ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk
- Consonant Blends to make 4 sound words
- 3 and 4 sound words ending in -lk, -sk
- Digraph blends -nch to make 3 and 4 sound words
- Silent e, including "-ke"
- ild, old, olt, ind, ost
- 5 sounds in a closed syllable word plus suffix -s (crunch, slumps)
- 3 letter blends and up to 6 sounds in a closed syllable word (script, spring)
- Two syllable words with 2 closed syllables, not blends (sunset, chicken, unlock)
Paperbacks have black and white images. The books are optimized for learners with dyslexia. They have cream colored paper and 22 point Verdana font. Research has shown Verdana is one of the most dyslexia-friendly fonts
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