We All Can Read: The Supplemental Reader © James E.

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That Prankster Gets on my Nerves!
The following story uses words where the vowel sounds within words run counter to syllable patterns 1, 2, and 3. Also words are included where a vowel plus the letter r within the word do not form a team.

It is time for Harold to quit his bad habits. Okay, so he is not perfect. There is still an uproar over the sirloin which he threw at the picnic. And let’s not forget the shameful time he stood in traffic during the five o’clock rush and began to disrupt the irate drivers. We do not need to coddle him but rather to expose his errors. Harold is a good person, but he likes to sharpen his humor at the expense of others. It is time for Harold to grow up. He must not stroll down the lane of life like a sluggish disease. There is a toll to pay when you act wild, and soon a mishap will occur. He must decline to do flagrant deeds of woe that startle us. Here is a major lesson. Please, Harold, we admire you but no more gross stunts.

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Our Farewell Stroll
The following story uses words where the vowel sounds within words run counter to syllable patterns 1, 2, and 3. Also words are included where a vowel plus the letter r within the word do not form a team.

We took a stroll to Lake Huron. We saw a sparrow nest in the old church’s spire. We got a dozen rolls to lure the sparrow from his nest but no luck. We did grind a big carrot and mold it in the shape of a bug but again no luck. We got some kind of honey to try and lure the sparrow. Nothing did the job. We had to give credit and pay tribute to that little bird. He had great spirit, and we did admire him for that. So on we went. Then it was time to say farewell. We did divide our money even though the climate was cold. I had money now so I went to acquire a mirror which I had to polish with care. Then I heard a blare, and to my horror I saw a fire transpire. Then I heard sirens during the middle of this terror which did cause me duress. I then did behold a child who was a cadet. The child did salute me and that made act me irate. I was not a good host I was so bereft after the fire.

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