You are on page 1of 83

Book Nine

Don’t
Do Scowl
n’t S cowl
Att M
A Myy V
Vowels
owels

ou oi ow
Written and illustrated by

Miz Katz N. Ratz


A Progressive Phonics book T.M.

Copyright (c) 2004. 2005 by Miz Katz N. Ratz, patent pending


Table of contents

3 Quick start guide

4 “OW” vowel sound

34 “OU” vowel sound

72 “OI/oy” vowel sound

83 Links
Quick Start Guide

Read the book WITH your child. You


read the “regular” text, and he/she reads
the big, red words, sort of like reading
the different parts in a play.

c-a-t
cat
Help your child sound out
the words as needed.

Read the book several times. This


helps develop the eye muscles and
left-to-right reading patterns that are
necessary for reading.

Don’t rush it. Body builders ABC


ABC
don’t train in a day, neither
does a child.

If your child is having difficulty, he/she


C
AB o k
might need more practice with the alphabet.
Bo Get a fun book about the alphabet and
read that lots of times. Then come back
to Progressive Phonics.

And most important of


all, HAVE FUN!
ow
T h e l et t er “ W ” some ti mes c han ges t he way
W”
ot he r l et te rs soun d. For exa mp le , t he le tt er “

c an chan ge t he l et te r “ A ” from “ s at ” t o “ s aw .”

hello

When I sat d o w n t o e a t m y lu n c h ,
I saw a b ug in my bowl.
The b ug sa t d o wn wh en h e saw me;
H e wa v e d h is h a n d an d sa i d , “ H e ll o ! ”
I d o n ’ t mi n d it i f m y d o g
Tries to pa t me w i th h i s pa w ,
Bu t I d o n ’ t l ik e i t if my c a t
T r i e s t o s c r a tc h m e wi t h h e r c l a w .
I tho ught I sa w a cat
As it sa t u p o n t h e m at ;
I s a w th e c a t wi t h b o th my e y es ,
Bu t m y e ye s we r e t e ll i n g l ie s .
The cat that I sa w ,
L i ck in g it s paw,
Wa s a m o u s e –
O h , b ig su r p r i se !
I can dr a w a n o r an g e c a t ,
O r m a yb e th at ’ s a d o g ;
I can dr a w a h o u se ,
O r m a yb e th at ’ s a b l o b .
I can even dr a w a ci r c l e –
O o p s, I t h i n k t h a t i s a st a r .
I can dr a w l o t s o f th in g s,
I j u s t d o n ’t k n o w wh a t t h e y a r e .
I s a w my b a b y s is t er
C r a w l acros s the floo r;
I s a w my b a b y s is t er
C r a w l o u t th e d o o r .
I g o t m y b a b y si s te r
A n d p u t h e r b ac k i n h er p l ay p en ;
Then I s a w m y b ab y s i st e r
C r a w l o u t ag ai n .
W ” can al so c han ge t he way t he
T h e l et t er “

l et t er “ E ” sound s – th e l et t er “ W ” cha nges

“ net ” to “ new .” L et ’s pra ct ic e...

I b o u g h t m y se l f a n i ce , ne w ne t
T o c a t ch a b u t t er f ly .
I too k my ne w ne t to th e p a r k
A n d h e ld my ne w ne t h i g h .

Bu t I d id n o t c a tc h a b u tt e r f l y
I n my l o v e l y, n ic e , ne w ne t ;
I c a u g h t s o m e l e a v es a n d l o t s o f a ir
I n my l o v e l y, n ic e , ne w ne t .
I l i k e toc h e w b u b b le g u m;
M y d o g l i k e s t o c he w m y s h o e.
If I gave my dog s ome
c he w ,
Bu b b l e g u m t o
Wo u ld h e c he w th e g u m
O r b lo w b u b b l e s w i th my s h o e ?
th r e w
M y si st e r a b a l l at m e ;
I t hr e w it b a c k ,
Bu t I h it h e r o n t h e k n e e .
She th r e w t h e b al l b a c k ,
T r y i n g t o h it m e o n t h e h e a d ;
I d id n ’ t w a n t t o f i g h t ,
So I t hr e w th e b al l a wa y i n st e a d .
I tho ught I would eat
A few c h o co la t e ca n d i es ;
J u s t a few b it e s,
Bu t I a t e th e w h o le b a g – ee e e !

S o , m o t h e r d ea r ,
Ca n we w ai t f o r d i n n e r ?
J us t a few h ours
Wh i l e my t u m my g e t s t h i n n er ?
T he le tte r “ W ” ca n a ls o cha nge the
le tter “ O ” from “ hot ” to “ how .”
Le t’s pra ctice ...

I k new the bath was hot ,


Bu t I d id n ’ t k n o w how hot it w a s.
I d ip p e d m y h an d i n t o t h e b a t h –
“Ow! ” I sa i d a s I j u mp ed wa y b a c k .
T h e b at h w a s hot ,
A s hot a s c a n b e .
How hot wa s th e b a th ?
T o o hot f o r m e!
“Ow! ” sa i d t he cow
Whe n she f e l l down .
A do ct or ca m e
D r e ss e d a s a clown.
T he d oc to r ga ve
T he cow a ba th ;
T he d oc to r m ad e
T he l i tt l e cow l a ugh.

“How now, brown cow? ”


S a id Do ct or Clown .
T he l i tt l e cow s mi l ed
A nd sa i d, “ Now, wow! ”
chow.
M y li t tl e d o g wa n t e d t o e a t s o m e
“ Not now, ” I s a id wi t h a frown.
M y li t tl e d o g wa n t e d t o g o o u t a n d p l a y .
“ Not now, ” I s a id , “p le a se g o aw a y . ”
M y li t tl e d o g st ar te d t o scowl .
M y li t tl e d o g st ar te d t o growl .
“ Bow- wow, ” s ai d m y d o g , b i ti n g m y t o e .
“ Not now! ” I s a id wi t h a howl .
I ran down th e s ta i r s
A n d in to th e y a r d ;
I ran down th e r o a d
A s f as t as a ca r .

I went down to th e s t o r e
F o r a n i c e c r e a m – BU T . . .
D o I s wa l l o w it down,
O r e a t i t a ll u p ?
My cow think s s he’s
T h e q u e en o f t h e to w n ,
Bu t s h e w ea r s h e r c r o w n
U p s id e do w n .
I t o l d h er n o t
To wear her crown
O n h er h e ad
do w n .
A l l u p si d e
I fixed her c r o w n
O f g o ld an d br o w n
A n d se t it st r a i g h t u p o n
Her br o w ; I sa i d ,
“ Ho w no w , c r o w n c o w ? ”
Some words look the same as “ cow ” and
“ now ,” but they sound different, like
“ s how ” and “ s l ow .” Let’s practice. ..

M y li t tl eco w w a s v e r y sl ow ;
S h e w as so s l ow , sh e co u l d b a r e l y g o .
I a sk e d m y c ow to g o m u c h f a s te r ;
I s ai d , “P r e t ty p l e a se , ” w h e n I a sk e d h e r .
I even tried to sh ow h e r ho w
T o r u n a l o n g , n o w , n ow , n ow .
Bu t m y l it t le co w , so v e r y s l o w ,
D i d n o t w a n t to g o , g o , g o .
Now we’re going to read it again. This time, see
how the words “ go ” and “s o ” sound like “s how ”
and “ sl ow ,” even though they look different.

M y li t tl eco w w a s v e r y sl ow ;
S h e w as so s l ow , sh e co u l d b a r e l y g o .
I a sk e d m y c ow to g o m u c h f as t er ;
I s ai d , “P r e t ty p l e a se , ” w h e n I a sk e d h e r .
I even tried to sh ow h e r ho w
T o r u n a l o n g , n o w , n ow , n ow .
Bu t m y l it t le co w , so v er y s l o w ,
D i d n o t w a n t to go , go , go .
Now we’re going to read it ONE more time,
this time see how the word “ t o ” looks the
same as “ go ” and “ so ,” but sounds different.

M y li t tl eco w w a s v e r y sl ow ;
S h e w as so s l ow , sh e co u l d b a r e l y g o .
I a sk e d m y c ow to go mu ch f a st e r ;
I s ai d , “P r e t ty p l e a se , ” w h e n I a sk e d h e r .
I even tried to sh ow h e r ho w
T o r u n a lo n g , n ow , no w , no w .
Bu t m y l it t le co w , so v er y s l o w ,
D i d n o t w a n t to go , go , go .
L et ’s pra ct ic e se ei ng whi ch words

sou nd li ke “ oh ” an d whi ch words sou nd


l i ke “ ow . ”

I w a n t to b lo w a bu bble;
I w a n t to b lo w on e no w ;
I w a n t to s ho w my friends
T h a t I r e a ll y d o k n o w ho w .
I h av e l o t s o f b u b b l e g u m ,
A n d lo ts o f a i rdo w n i n m y l u n g s,
Bu t I c a n n o t bl o w a b u b b l e –
Ca n yo u p l e as e s ho w m e h o w ?
Re d me a n s st o p ,
A n d g r e en me a n s go.
Y e ll o w m ea n s c a r e f u l ;
Y e ll o w m ea n s s lo w .
I like green
to go,
Be c a u s e I l i k e
And y e ll o w i s. . .
H m mm . . .
Y e ll o w i s
Much too s l o w .
I w i sh I h ad a p e t o f my own,
Bu t w h a t p e t sh o u l d I own?
Sho uld I own a l i tt l e ca t , a n d
S h o u l d t h e ca t b e b l a ck o r br o w n ?
O r s h o u ld I own a l i tt l e d o g
A n d d r e ss i t l i k e a clown?
Bu t I c a n ’ t own a cat,
Nor have a d og of my own;
M y mo th er d o e sn ’ t w a n t o n e –
S h e sa y s, “Wa i t u n t il y o u ’ r e g r o w n !”
I w e n t to t o wn
I n my m o t h e r ’ s y e l l ow go w n ;
I f e l l d o wn in th e m u d ,
A n d th e g ow n t u r n e d br ow n .

“No, n o, no ,”
S a id my m o t h e r w i th a f ro w n ,
“ Y o u c a n ’ t w ea r m y
“ Y el l o w g o wn to t o wn . ”
gr ow n
N o w I h a v e t o w ai t u n t i l I a m
T o g et a y el l o w g o wn o f m y ow n .
My brother h as a pet br o w n o w l ;
T h e br o w n o w l a lw a ys w ea r s a
scowl.
M a yb e t h e o w l d o e sn ’ t l i k e to e at
D i n n e r w i th h i s b i g , br o w n f ee t .

M a yb e t h e owl wa n t s d in n e r i n a bo w l ;
M a yb e h e wa n t s i t h o t , n o t co ld .
So I gave the o w l a b o w l o f so u p ,
A n d th e br o w n o w l t h a n k e d m e
Wi t h a h o o t.
S ome ti mes word s hav e “si l ent ” le tt ers. T ha t

mea ns you can SE E t he le tt er, but you don ’t SAY

know ” – t he “ k ” i s si le nt ,
t he l et te r. In t he word “

mea ni ng you don ’t SAY i t . “ Know ” soun ds

l i ke “ grow ” and “ show .” Let ’s p ract i ce. ..

I kno w l o t s o f t h i n g s
N o w th a t I a m ei g h t :
I kno w ho w t o c o u n t ,
I kno w ho w t o r ea d ,
I e v e n kno w ho w
T o t i e sh o es o n my f e e t.
Bu t I d o n ’ t kno w ho w
T o d r i v e a t r u ck –
M y d a d sa y s h e ’l l sho w m e
Wh e n I’ m a l l g r o w n up .
I p la n t e d a l it t le t r e e ;
I t h o u g h t I w o u l d w a tc h i t grow,
Bu t i t t o o k s o l o n g I f e ll a sl e ep –
I d id n ’ t kn o w trees were so s lo w .
M y ca t t h i n k s th at s h e is a d o g ,
Bu t I kno w t h a t sh e i s a c a t .
M y ca t t h i n k s sh e s ay s b o w -w o w ,
Bu t I kno w s h e sa y s “ m e o w . ”
M y ca t t h i n k s th at s h e ca n growl,
Bu t I kno w t h a t i t’ s st il l “ me o w ”
A n d n o w m y c at w a n t s d o g g i e c ho w ,
A n d sh e w a n t s t o e a t i t n o w ;
Bu t I h av e a l wa y s f ed h e r d o g g i e c ho w –
D o I f e e d h er ca t f o o d no w ?
A few words sou nd li ke “ owl ” bu t
a re sp el le d di ffere nt ly, l ike “ t owel .”

L et ’s pra ct ic e...

I f I w r a p m y se l f
I n a b ig , b r o w n towel,
Wi l l I l o o k j u st l i k e
A big, b rown owl?
A n d wh at i f I h o o t
L i k e a b ig , b r o wn owl –
Wi l l a n owl owl
th in k a n
Is hiding in my towel?
M y d o g d id n ’ t th in k
T h a t I w as a n owl
A s I h id b e n e a th my towel.
Bu t w h e n my to w e l
H o o te d l i k e a n o w l ,
I l e t o u t a ho w l ,
A n d my d o g b e g a n t o g r o w l .
T h e l et t ers “ a ,” “ e ,” “ i ,” “ o ” and “ u ”
vowel s.” T he word “ vowel ”
a re c al le d “

l ooks and sound s l ik e “ t owel .”

AE OU
T h e l e tt e r “ a ” vowel
L i k e s t o w e ar a h at ;
T h e l e tt e r “ e ” vowel
L i k e s t o w r i te w i th a p en ;
T h e l e tt e r “ i ” vowel
L i k e s t o s it ;
T h e l e tt e r “ o ” vowel
Likes to be a do g;
T h e l e tt e r “ u ” vowel
L i k e s t o b e t h e su n .
A f t e r h i s b at h ,
T h e l i tt l e “ i ” vowel
L o s t h is d o t
In a p olka dot to w e l .
T h e t o w e l d id n ’ t k no w ho w
He got an extra dot,
A n d th e l i tt l e “i ” vowel
M i sse d h i s d o t a l o t .
ou
S ome ti mes word s hav e “ O ” and “ U ” i nst ea d of
“ O ” and “ W ” – i t soun ds t he same, even t hough
i t l ooks d iffe rent . Let ’s p ract i ce. ..

I was digging a r o un d
I n my t o y b o x
Wh e n I f o und
A v e r y r o und c l o w n .
I p u t th e r o und c l o w n
D o w n o n th e g r o un d ;
I p u sh ed a b u t to n , a n d
H e ma d e a lo ud so u nd .
Did I fall do w n
O n t h e m u d d y, b r o w n g r o und ,
O r d id th e g r o un d f al l u p o n m e ?
A n d h o w a bo ut t h e t i me
I f e l l o u t t h e w ind o w –
D i d I f a l l o ut ,
O r d id th e w i ndo w
T hr o w m e o ut ?
ha ha ha

M y v er y l o ud br other
K e ep s a l o t o f n o is e in h i s mo ut h ;
E v e r y t im e h e sp ea k s,
I t c o m es o ut as a s ho ut .
M a yb e i f I t i ck le h is to es ,
The l o ud n o i s e w o u ld
Co me o ut h i s n o se .
ouch

The c o uc h s ai d “ o uc h ! ”
Wh e n I s a t do w n ,
Bu t i t w as n ’ t th e c o uc h ,
I t w as t h e c l o w n .

The clown tu r n e d a r o un d
A n d r a n o ut the do or
Be f o r e I co u l d s it do w n
O n h im a n y m o r e .
woof

a bo ut
L a st n i g h t I w r o t e a s to r y
A d o g wh o h a d a v e r y l o n g s no ut ;
H i s s no ut w a s s o l o n g h e h a d t o sh o ut ,
Bu t w h e n th e s ho ut r e ac h e d my e a r ,
A l it t le w h i sp er wa s al l I co u l d h e a r .
We w er e p la yi ng hi de a nd s e ek ,
Bu t n o on e f ound m e .
I w a it e d about a n ho ur ,
O r m a yb e it w as t hr e e .

Whe n I c a m e out ,
T he r e w a s no one about .
“ I a m t he w i nne r ! ”
I s ai d w i t h a s hout .
Bu t w he n I f ound m y br o th er –
I f ound hi m r e ad in g a boo k –
H e sa i d, “ Y ou d id n’ t w i n,
“ I t wa s yo ur t ur n to lo ok. ”
A ut um n c a m e,
Ch il l y an d c ol d;
Wi nt e r w as ne a r –
O r s o I w as t ol d.

M a ma bi r d
O pe ne d h e r mo uth ,
“ Co me , l i tt l e c hi l dr e n,
I t ’ s t i me t o f l y sou th . ”
T he y f l e w u p i n t he a ir
A nd f a r a wa y sou th ;
Whe r e t he a ir wa s wa r m ,
A nd f l ow er s w er e out .
If I lived up on a c lo u d ,
I w o u ld h a v e t o s p e a k q u it e lo ud ,
S o t h a t my m o t h e r ,
M y si st e r , a n d b r o t h e r
Co u l d h e a r m e f r o m u p in th e c l o ud .
Wh a t i f m y w h o le f a m il y
L i v ed in a c l o ud ?
There are lots of us –
We a r e q u i t e a crowd
I t w o u l d b e, o h , s o v e r y lo ud ,
I f a c r o w d o f my f a m il y
L i v ed in a c l o ud .
8 5
2
1

I can c o unt f r o m o n e to te n ;
I c a n c o unt ag ai n a n d ag ai n .
Ca n yo u c o unt as we l l as m e?
One, two, nine, ten, three...
I tho ught I knew ho w to c o unt ;
I t h o u g h t I c o u l d c o unt q u i t e we l l.
I b ak ed a b u n c h o f c o o k ie s ,
And , oh, ho w g o o d t h e y sm e l l.

T h e f i r s t ti m e I d id a c o un t ,
I t h o u g h t t h e c o unt w a s e l ev en ,
Bu t I j u st d i d a n o t h e r c o un t ,
A n d th e c o un t w as o n ly se v e n .
E ” at t he end of “ hous e ” an d
The “

“ mous e ” is sil en t, me ani ng you se e i t ,

b ut you d on’t say it . Le t’s pract i ce. ..

I read a bo ok a b o ut a mou se
Wh o li v e d b y h im s el f
I n a l i tt l e br o w n ho us e
The mo us e r a n a bo ut
H i s l i tt l e br o w n h o use ,
L o o k i n g f o r ca t s
So that he could s ho ut :
“ G o a w ay , y o u h o r r ib le c a t –
“I’m a man of a mo us e ,
“ A n d t h i s is my ho us e ! ”
I h av e a l it t le p e t mo us e ;
I n ev e r l e t h i m o ut o f t h e ho us e .
T h e r e a r e t o o m a n y c at s
T h a t l iv e a r o und h er e
That would love to eat
A l it t le mo us e ea r .
I l i k e d r a w in g c ir c l e s –
They are nice and r o und .
I d r a w t h e m o n p ap er ;
I d raw them on the g r o und .
Wh e n I grow up
A n d g et m y o w n h o us e ,
I w a n t a r o un d d o o r f o r m e ,
A n d a r o un d d o o r f o r m y mo use .
Our ho us e i s n o t
A v e r y b i g ho us e ;
Our ho us e i sn ’ t b i g a t al l .
So it’s very goo d thing
That o ur f a mi l y d o g s
A r e v e r y , v e r y sm a ll .
The “ H ” in “ hour ” i s si l ent , so i t sound s
l i ke “ our ” – b ut “ hour ” an d “ our ” are

d iffe rent . Let ’s p ract i ce. ..

I t t ak es a n ho ur
To walk to the park,
o ur j a c k e t s
S o l e t’ s p u t o n
And put on o u r s hoes ;
L e t’ s c al l o ur d o g
A n d b r i n g h im t o o .
I w a it e d a n ho ur
For o ur d o g to ea t ,
A n d th en I wa i te d an h o ur
For o ur d o g to sl e ep .
I f I w a i t a n o th er h o ur ,
I t w il l b e to o l a te ;
Ho ur after ho ur ,
Wa i t, w a i t, w a i t.
T h e word “ shower ” sound s l ike
“ hour ” but i s spe ll ed di ffere nt ly.
L et ’s pra ct ic e...

I w a it e d f o r e v e r –
A b o u t an h o ur –
F o r m y te e n a g e d s is te r
T o f in is h h e r s ho w e r .
I w a it e d s o l o n g ,
I f e l l as l ee p .
I w i sh o ur s ho w e r
Wa s o n l y f o r m e .
I tried to sh o w o ur c a t
Ho w t o t a k e a s ho w e r ;
I t r i e d t o sh o w o ur c a t
Ho w t o s ho w e r f o r a n ho u r .
Bu t o ur s il l y ca t
s ho w e r ;
D i d n o t w a n t to ta k e a
S o no w I w il l sho w o u r c a t
Ho w t o dr a w a y e ll o w f lo w e r .
I f I h ad ma g i c po w e r ,
I c o u ld tu r n a f i sh in to a f lo w e r ;
A n d if my b r o t h e r h a d m a g ic po w e r ,
H e wo u l d w a sh h is h a i r
Wi t h o u t a sh o w e r –
Bu t i f m y c at h a d m a g i c po w e r ,
She would live on top
O f a m o u s e - f i ll e d tower.
You al so h ave to wa tc h ou t

for “ f l our ” an d “ f l ower .”


L et ’s pra ct ic e...

I w a s h e l p i n g m y mo th e r
T o b a k e so m e b r e a d ;
S h e a sk ed f o r t h e f lo ur –
I s ai d , “Y e l lo w o r r e d ? ”

I t h o u g h t sh e s a id “ f l o w e r ,”
And I didn’t kno w
There is f lo ur f o r b r e ad ,
And a f lo w e r that grows .
I a t e s o m e ca n d y
T h a t w as so s o ur ,
M y to n g u e j u m p e d o ut
For ab o ut an ho ur .
I glued it back on
Wi t h w at e r a n d f lour,
Bu t i t f e l l o f f a g a in
Wh e n I t o o k a sh ow e r .
M y mo th er h a s s tu f f
To po w de r h er nos e;
M y d a d h a s st u f f
To po w de r h is t o e s;
T h e b ab y h as st u f f
To po w de r h is b e h i n d ,
Bu t w h a t k i n d o f po w de r
I s mi n e , a l l m i n e ?
M ost of t he ti me, “ O ” an d “ U ” t oget her
sou nd li ke “ round ” and “ out ” – bu t

somet i me s “ O ” and “ U ” sou nd di fferen t,

l i ke i n th e word, “ f our .”

Wh e n I w a s f ou r y e a r s o ld ,
I h ad f o ur te d d y b ea r s ,
And my f ou r t ed d y b e a r s
E a c h h a d a l i tt l e c h a i r .

A n d ea c h t e d d y b e a r
Had f ou r d i f f e r e n t n am e s –
Bu t I c o u ld n e v e r r e m em b e r ,
S o I c a ll e d t h e m al l th e sa me :
T e d d y b ea r .
I a sk e d m y m o m t o po ur me
A n i c e , h o t c u p o f t ea ;
I a sk e d fo u r t i me s ,
Bu t m y m o t h e r d i d n ’t h e a r m e .
I a sk e d f o ur ti m e s,
Bu t I d id n ’ t sa y , “ p l ea s e. ”
“ Fo ur ” and “ f o r ” sou nd th e same,
b ut ar e di f f er en t wo r ds. Le t’ s pr ac ti ce ...

I w a n t to h a v e a t e a p a r t y
For my f o ur ca t s a n d my s el f ,
A n d I wa n t t o h a v e fo u r coo kies
F r o m t h e b o x u p o n th e sh e l f .
One for O s ca r , o n e fo r K at i e ,
One for M i lo , a n d o n e f o r Sa d ie .
Bu t m y c at s d o n ’t l i k e co o k i e s o r te a ,
So I get f o ur c o o k i es j u st for me.
f o r me ,
I s th is p r e s en t
Or i s i t f o r my b r o t h e r ?
A n d is th e ca k e f o r h im ,
Or i s t h e c ak e f o r m e ?
I k n o w t h a t i t ’ s h i s b i r th d a y ,
And he’s f o ur ye a r s o l d t o d a y ,
Bu t I w a n t a p r e se n t for me
For ev e r y d ay t h a t I a m t h r e e .
My f o ur y e ar o l d b r o th e r
F o und a f r o g in o ur y a r d ;
H e ma d e a ho us e fo r t h e f r o g
Wi t h fo u r p ie c e s o f ca r d .

T h e f r o g d i d n ’ t s a y, “ T h a n k y o u , ”
“ Y o u ’ r e w e lc o me , ”or “P l ea s e. ”
The fr og jumped o ut o f t h e ho u se
A n d h i d i n so me l e av e s .
I kn ow i t’s we ird , bu t “ you ,” “ your , ”
a nd “ our ” al l soun d di ffere nt , e ven th ough
t he y have “ O ” and “ U ”i n t he mid dl e.

Our ho us e i s a t th e e n d o f t h e st r e e t ,
A n d if y o u ev e r v is it ,
Y o u sh o u l d a l wa y s w a sh y o ur f e et .
Our c a r p e t is wh it e ,
A n d o u r m o t h e r s a ys , “ No sh o e s! ”
S o i f y o u e v e r v i si t ,
Y o ur so ck s s h o u ld b e wh it e to o .
T h i s ap p l e i sfor you,
A n d th is a p p l e is fo r m e .
D o y o u l i k e y o ur a p p l e ?
I p ic k e d i t o f f my f a m il y ’ s t r e e .
Our a p p l e t r e e i s g o o d to cl i mb ,
o ur ap p l es a r e f r e e .
A n d al l
I f y o u h a d y o ur o w n a p p le t r e e ,
Wo u ld y o u sh ar e y o ur a p p l es wi t h m e ?
I kno w a c lo w n
Wh o c an j u g g l e w i t h fo u r b al l s;
T h e f o ur b a ll s
G o a r o un d a n d a r o und ,
A n d th e f o ur b a l ls d o n ’ t f al l d o w n .

If y o u h a d fo u r b al l s,
Co u l d y o u k e e p t h e m in th e ai r ?
Or w o u l d o n e o f y o ur f o ur b a l ls
L a n d i n y o u r h ai r ?
“Coul d ” so unds li ke “ good ” bu t is
sp el le d d iffe rent l y. “ Coul d ” mea ns t ha t

you can do somet hi ng – you a re a bl e t o d o i t ...

I c o ul d be very g ood;
I c o ul d b e v e r y n i ce ;
I c o ul d e v en sa y , “ p l ea s e, ”
M a yb e o n c e o r t w ic e .

Bu t j u st b e c au se I c an ,
D o e s n ’ t m e a n I w il l ;
I w a n t to b e a b r a t –
Be i n g good m a k e s m e il l .
I w i sh I c o ul d
L i v e o n a c lo ud ,
Be c a u s e i f I c o ul d
L i v e o n a c lo ud ,
I c o ul d j u m p u p an d do w n
A n d n e v e r ma k e a s o und .
“ Should” means you’re supposed to...

I sh o ul d b e q u i et ,
A n d I s ho u l d no t s ho ut ;
T h e b ab y i s sl ee p in g
Wi t h h i s t h u mb in h i s mou t h .
Bu t I w a n t t o b a n g m y d r u m,
A n d I wa n t t o r a i se m y v o ic e ;
I k now sh ou l d I be quiet
Bu t I l i k e m y n o i sy t o y s.
“ Wo ul d ” mea ns t ha t you wan t to do
somet hi ng, or you ar e wil l in g t o do it .

I w a s i n v i t ed to a p a r ty ,
Bu t I w o ul d n o t g o ;
I c o ul d h a v e g o n e ,
Bu t I j u st sa i d n o .

Wh y w o ul d I go
T o a p ar ty f o r a sh o e?
W o uld y o u wa n t t o g o
I f a s me l l y s h o e a sk ed y o u ?
“ Woul d ” i s a lso a p ol it e wa y to ask
someon e t o d o somet hi ng. S ee h ow “ woul d ”

a nd “ wood ” are di fferen t, eve n t hou gh t he y

sou nd th e sa me .

w o ul d
I a sk e d m y f at h e r i f h e
M a k e me a c ar f r o m a p i e ce o f w o o d .
I s ai d , “F at h e r d e ar es t,
“I’ve been very good;
“ Wo u ld y o u p l ea s e m a k e a ca r
“ Fr o m a p ie c e o f wood?”
You ca n al so say “ woul d ” whe n
you are imag in in g somet hi ng. It goes

t oget he r wit h th e word “ i f .”

I f I was a bird ,
I w o ul d m ak e a l i tt l e n es t ;
I w o ul d k e e p i t v e r y c l ea n ,
T h e r e w o ul d n e v e r b e a m es s.

Bu t i f I was a pig,
I w o ul d m ak e a l o v e l y m e ss ;
I w o ul d n e v e r c le a n i t u p –
I t w o ul d b e th e b es t .
oy i
Wh en yo u pu t “ O ” a nd “ Y ” t oget he r
i t soun ds l i ke “ boy ” an d “ t oy . ”

L et ’s pra ct ic e...

Wh e n I w a s a t i n y tot,
M y v er y f av o r i te toy
Wa s a f u zz y - w u z z y te d d y b ea r
Wi t h a b i g , b l u e “ b ” f o r bo y .
Now that I am bigger,
I d o n ’ t h a v e j u st o n e toy,
Bu t m y f a v o r it e t o y f o r s le e p i n g
I s my t e d d y - b ed d i e bo y .
Wh en yo u ad d a not her le tt er aft er

an “ O ” and a “ Y ,” you n eed to cha nge


t he “ Y ” t o an “ I ” ...

Boy + L

Bo y
Bo i
Boil
I f a h u n g r y m o n st er
Wa n t s t o bo i l bo y ,
a
F ir st h e mu st c at c h a bo y
A n d p u t h i m in a p o t .
T h e n h e mu st a d d w a te r ,
S a lt , a n d o l iv e oil;
T h e n th e h u n g r y m o n st e r
M u s t w a it f o r t h e boy to bo il .
E v e r y b o d y wa n t s to s po i l
T h e b r a n d n e w b a b y bo y ;
I t ’ s b ab y t h i s an d b a b y t h a t ,
Ba b y p o w d e r , b a b y oil.
Bu t I k n o w i t’ s n o t a b a b y
I t ’ s r ea l ly j u s t a toy -
I ’ m t h e o n l y o n e w h o n o t ic e d
Wh e n th ey b r o u g h t h o m e B ab y Boy.
I h av e a c o in i n m y p o c k e t ;
I u se th e c o i n f o r tr ic k s –
I c a n m a k e th e c o i n sp in ar o u n d ;
I c a n m a k e th e c o i n d o f li p s .
se ” to make “ house ”
Ju st li ke you a dd “

a nd “ mouse ,” you can add “ se ” t o make

“ noi se ” – i t sound s a li t tl e di fferen t, but

i t ’s t he same i de a.

I like n o is e ;
I l i k e lo ts a n d l o t s o f no i se .
My favorite toy is a big, loud dru m –
We m ak e a l o t o f no i s e ,
A n d we h a v e a lo t o f f u n .
s e ” c an so und
L et ’ s pr a ct ic e h ow “

l i ke “ ho us e ” or “ no i se ” –

M y mo th er d o e sn ’ t l i k e
Lots o f no i se in the ho us e ;
S h e sa y s i t ’ s b ec a u s e
mo us e .
We sh o u l d n o t wa k e t h e
Bu t I k n o w t h e mo use
L i k e s a l o t o f no i se
Be c a u s e l a te a t n i g h t
The mo us e ma k e s n o is e .
H e r a tt l e s h i s ca g e ;
H e b a n g s o n t h e w a ll ;
My mo u se thinks no is e
Wi l l m a k e h i m b ig an d t al l .
S ome words h ave a “ c ” an d an “ e ” at t he end ,
whi ch soun ds j u st li ke th e “sssss” i n “ hous e ”

a nd “ mouse .” Let ’s p ract i ce.. .

My mo u se c a n sp ea k ;
He has a loud v o ic e .
H e te l l s m e to ma k e
L o t s a n d lo ts o f no i s e .
M y si st e r sa y s
The mo us e has no v o ic e ,
Bu t o f c o u r se h e d o es –
H e is sh ar in g MY voice.
F o r d e s se r t I h a v e a c ho i c e
O f i c e c r e a m o r p ie .
It’s a very hard c ho ic e ,
O h , m e , o h , m y.

Bu t w h y h av e a c ho i c e ?
Wh y h av e i c e c r e a m OR p ie ?
No, than k you, to the c ho i c e –
I w a n t ic e c r e am WI T H m y p i e !
My mou se ga ve me
A ve r y ha r d c hoi c e ;
H e to ld me t he c hoi c e
I n hi s l it t le m ou se voic e .

H e sa i d,
“ T hi shou se i s t oo s m al l
“ Fo r a mou se A ND a c at ,
“ S o your c h oic e i s
“ A mo use or a c a t . ”

I s hoo k m y h ea d –
c hoi c e –
I t w as a ver y h a r d
S o I t ol d t he mous e t o h ush
I n my m ost gr o wn - up vo ic e .
The end

Don’t forget!
If you have a moment (and if you
are willing), email us with your
comments. Thanks!
Feedback@ProgressivePhonics.com

Coming soon
April 28, 2006

Book 10:
Add an “e” and
double vowels (ea, ai, etc.)

Register to be notified
when released
Releases@ProgressivePhonics.com

Or visit us at
www.ProgressivePhonics.com

Copyright (c) 2006 by Miz Katz N. Ratz, patent pending