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A General Guide to When Your Child Will Be Prepared to Read Various

Beginning Readers
(This list was last updated in 2005)

* The underlined section numbers refer to those in The Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching
Reading

Section 1: Short-Vowel Sounds
Section 2: Consonant Sounds
Section 3: Short-Vowel Words

Sizzy Books, “FUN PHONICS, Children, Today’s Joy”

Books 1-11

Bob Books
Level A, Sets 1 and 2 (12 readers each)

Common Sense Press
Short Vowel Readers (​Books,​​ 1-12)

Alpha-Omega Publications, Bible Stories for Early Readers
Level 1, ​Books​​ 1-5

Modern Curriculum Press, Phonics Practice Readers
Series A, Set 1 (10 readers)
Series B, Set 1 (10 readers)
Series C, Set 1 (10 readers)

Educational Insights, Phonics Readers
Short Vowel readers (10 ​books​​ per set)

Steck-Vaughn Phonics Readers
Set 1: Short Vowels (10 ​books​​)

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Section 4: Two-Consonant Blends

Sizzy Books
Book 12, ​Pals 1

Section 5: Consonant Digraphs

Sizzy Books
Book 12, ​Pals 2

Section 6: Three-Consonant Beginning Blends

Bob Books
Level B, Sets 1 and 2 (12 ​books​​ each)

Christian Liberty Phonics Readers
Book One: It Is Fun to Read and Book Two: Pals and Pets

Section 7: Long-Vowel, Silent-E Words

Modern Curriculum Press, Phonics Practice Readers
Series A, Set 2
Series B, Set 2
Series C, Set 3

Section 8: Common Spellings for the Long-A Sound
Section 9: Common Spellings for the Long-E Sound
Section 10: Common Spellings for the Long-I Sound
Section 11: Common Spellings for the Long-O Sound
Section 12: Common Spellings for the Long-U Sound

Sizzy Books
Books​​ 14, and 15, ​Pals 3​ and ​Pals 4

Alpha-Omega Publications, Bible Stories for Early Readers
Level 2, ​Books​​ 1-5

MCP Phonics Practice Readers
Series A, Sets 3 and 4
Series B, Sets 3 and 4

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Series C, Sets 3 and 4

Educational Insights, Phonics Readers
Long Vowels (10 ​books​​)

Steck-Vaughn Phonics Readers
Sets 2, 3, 4 Long Vowels, Blends, and Digraphs (10 ​books​​ each)

Common Sense Press
Long Vowel Readers (​Books​​ 1-10)

Section 13: Common Spellings for the Other Vowel Sounds

Christian Liberty Phonics Readers
Book Three, ​A Time at Home​ (read after Lesson 112 in ​OPG​)

Section 14: Other Spellings for Short-Vowel Sounds

Bob Books
Level C, Set 1 (12 readers)

Section 15: Silent Letters
Section 16: R-Changed Vowels

Sizzy Books
Book 16, ​Pals 5

Christian Liberty Phonics Readers
Book Four, ​It Is a Joy to Learn

Alpha-Omega Publications, Bible Stories for Early Readers
Level 3, ​Books​​ 1-5

Section 17: Simple Two-Syllable Words
Section 18: Other Letter Patterns and Silent Letters
Section 19: Possessive Words and Contractions
Section 20: Other Spellings for the Long-E Sound
Section 21: Plural and Hyphenated Words
Section 22: Three-Syllable Words
Section 23: Endings, Suffixes, and Prefixes

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Sizzy Books
Books 17, 18, and 19, Pals 6, 7, and 8 (if needed for review)

Section 24: More Letter Patterns
Section 25: The Final Section

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