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We All Can Read: The Supplemental Reader James E.

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Anns Hurdle
The following story uses two-syllable words which divide into syllables following the pattern of v/cv or vc/cv (syllable rules 1 and 2). In addition some words in this story end in a consonant followed by the letters le (vowel rule 7).

The crowd began to heckle the athlete. Yes, Ann had made a mistake, and now her team lost the game, but there is no excuse or reason for fans to boo her and scream mean insults in the air. Ann felt so bad she went home the back way. She did not respond to Shelton nor her Uncle Winkle. There was no chuckle from her. If she could retire and go live in an igloo, she would. The torment went on and on. The facts are not in dispute. She made a mistake, but she must go on. A whimper from her will not make it go away. She cannot afford to hide the rest of her life. She must attempt to play better next time. She will not ramble on and on about her loss; she will not pout. She will settle down and jump this hurdle.

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The Man with the Feeble Ankle


The following story uses two-syllable words which divide into syllables following the pattern of v/cv or vc/cv (syllable rules 1 and 2). In addition some words in this story end in a consonant followed by the letters le (vowel rule 7).

I had to chuckle over the remark made by the person with the broken ankle in the middle of that gaggle. He said that he was not a cripple and could handle the poodle without my help. I was okay with his taking care of the poodle. But I could not see how he would be able to ramble with the dog in the park. What if he did stumble? He is too feeble to tussle and battle with a poodle or a beagle or any other dog. It is all a puzzle to me. But I do not want to meddle. He is a bit of a loner, and he can be fickle. So I do not want to offend him by telling him that he should not tangle with pets at this time. So I did not chortle nor needle him nor prattle along to him about problems he might have to hurdle. Let him alone. He will learn on his own that he cant expect to be as nimble now as before he hurt his ankle, but I refuse to mumble that to him.

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Drink Water and Get Cheerful


The following story uses words that contain the third sound of the vowels a, o, and u (syllable pattern 8).

Water is found in most parts of the globe such as China and Cuba. If you are in the desert, you must not squander it but drink a mouthful at a time. Wasps like to drink water and also the walrus. Tuna live in water and form squadrons. Soda is made up of water as is a malt drink. Chalk is not made up of water; neither is salt; this fact is proven, and no one can squabble over it. It is harmful and awful and painful to falter and not let a person drink water. Bald men need to drink water and also those who like the hula. Both joyful and scornful children will walk and wander till they get at least a mouthful of the blissful drink. Do not push luck; drink water like the zebra, and get cheerful!

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Time to Install the Pump


The following story uses words that contain the third sound of the vowels a, o, and u (syllable pattern 8).

I had to install a new water pump at the mall. The old pump did stall and almost scald the soda clerk. I am fearful that such an event would have been very harmful and painful. To install the pump will cost a shameful amount in the wallet. But I will not squabble. I am thankful I dont have to pay for the repair. The old pump has not proven to be able to handle the job; in fact there was a recall. The new pump was made in China. It is small, but that fact does not make me balk at all. I just need to push and pull it against the wall. It would be helpful to get some help to move it, and I am not bashful to ask for help. I dont want to squander my time; I think waste would be sinful. Let me put it this way. I think it takes a lot of gall for a person to lose time and just have a ball and not be useful. A person should make extra effort to pull with the squad and not stall, halt, or falter.