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We All Can Read: The Supplemental Reader James E.

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The Fish That Didnt Get Away


The following story uses words that contain the vowel teams augh, eigh, ea, igh, ou, ar, and or.

I caught a fish last year when I was eighteen. There was the threat of rain as we left the harbor in the spacious boat. The weather improved, but I began to worry for various reasons. At last I just decided to focus on fishing. I cast out my precious line with a sigh and began to wait. Then with a rigorous pull the line began to tighten. I had hooked a mighty fish. As I reeled it in, it leapt in the sky. But my fishing thread was very strong, and I was cautious because I know fish on a line can be devious. It was not glamorous to catch this enormous fish; it can be hazardous and treacherous. Later that night it was a joyous moment for me to eat such a delicious and healthy meal. The fish tasted fabulous, and my whole family had double portions. What an auspicious way to end my first fishing trip.

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The Treacherous Storm


The following story uses words that contain the vowel teams augh, eigh, ea, igh, ou, ar, and or.

The dangerous weather was treacherous and did cause trouble. I had on only a thin sweater; my neighbors young eighteen-year-old daughter had on a light pair of tights. Our plight was tedious and fraught with an onslaught of weighty freight. We had to fight a mighty, enormous, horrendous wind. I was nervous, and that fear became infectious. The wind was malicious and a serious blight that did cause us to take flight. I held my breath and decided to thwart this stalwart wind and not be caught by this threat to our health. So I set my sights on making a sprightly move and getting out of this plight. I held the lighter high above, and with a delicious delight I did touch all in our swarm and tell them that it was worth it to try and flee this hazardous meadow. So off we went into the onslaught. We had dread but were tenacious and leapt readily into the storm. With joyous delight we found a safe wharf.