In this FREE Halloween 1st grade phonics story, kids can practice reading short vowels, silent e, long vowel digraphs and some common sight words. [Scroll down for the free Halloween story pdf.]
In Kindergarten, kids usually master short vowel words like mat, fun, and patch. Throughout 1st grade, students need to continue to practice these word types as to gain fluency. This Halloween story allows 1st graders to practice short vowel words. For more short vowel word practice, check out Reading Elephant printable short vowel books.
The Halloween story (found below) also includes silent e words like: made, slime, gave, smile and nose. Kids learn that the e at the end changes the sound of the first vowel. In silent e words, the first vowel says it’s name. We call this a “long vowel.” Silent e words are usually the first long vowel words kids learn.
In addition, in the Halloween 1st grade phonics story (found below), kids can practice reading long vowel digraphs like: ee, _ay, igh, and ow. In 1st grade, kids learn all the long vowel digraphs (there are many more!) and begin to develop fluency with these common sounds. For more long vowel word practice, check out our printable long vowel books.
Click the link below for the FREE Halloween 1st grade phonics story.
There is also a Kindergarten version of Pam’s Pumpkin.
Check out Reading Elephant’s kindergarten story of Pam’s Pumpkin. The Kindergarten version includes some common sight words and short vowel sounds.
Some basic sight words are in the 1st grade story.
Here are the sight words in the 1st grade version of Pam’s Pumpkin: of, was, have, together, into, they, were, some, orange, one, from, the, eyes.
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