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Intermediate Phonics Books

These easy (and free) books teach long vowels, consonant blends and digraphs (two letters that make one sound, such as th, sh, ai, ea, oo, etc.).

Age: 6 - 8 years old. Before starting these books, children must know their alphabet and be able to read small, short-vowel words (cat, dog, sun, etc.).

Format: Downloadable e-books to read on-screen or print on your printer.

Activity sheets: Matching handwriting worksheets, word-search puzzles, flash cards and memory games are included for each book. (All for free!)

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 1 - REVISED - March, 2012

Teaches the "th," "sh" and "ch" sounds.  These are common sounds/spellings in the English language, and cannot be understood just by sounding out the individual letters. (Revised to include teaching the voiced and unvoiced "th" sound.)

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 2

Teaches the consonant blends that start with an "s": st-, sp-, sl-, sn-, sc-, sk- and sw-, which are contained in words such as stop, skin, spin, swim, etc. 
Also teaches the tw- blend (twin).

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 3

Teaches the "R Blends" which consonant blends that contain an "r"
(br-, cr-, dr-, gr-, gr-, pr- and tr-)
which are used in words like from, drum, trip, crab, etc.

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 4

Teaches the "L Blends" -- these are consonant blends that contain an "L"
(bl-, cl-, fl-, gl-, pl- and sl-)
which are used in words like clap, flat , slam, plus, etc.

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Intermediate Phonics Book 5

Teaches the basic concept of long vowels and
the simple forms of long vowel "e"
(sweet, sleep, be, bee, he, she, etc.).

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 6

Teaches the long vowel "o" (no, go, etc.) as well as two other sounds
that the letter "o" makes (such as in the words boot and book). 
Also teaches the difference between to and too, plus the word you.

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 7

Introduces the difference between vowels and consonants.  Also and teaches that
the letter "Y" is sometimes used as a vowel (by, my, try, etc.) and sometimes
as a consonant (yes, you and yellow, etc.).

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 8

Teaches end-of-word consonant blends that use the letter "n"
(-nd, -ng, -nk and -nt as in hand, song, think and went).
Also teaches the -mp ending, as in jump and lamp.

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 9

Teaches end-of-word consonant combinations that use the letter "s" (-sh, -st, -sk and -ss as in fish, fast, ask and glass).  Also teaches the -zz ending (fuzz), the rule-breaker word, was, and that "th" can go at the beginning or end of words (as in them or path, etc.)

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 10

Teaches the remaining consonant combinations that go at the end of words (-ck, -ct, -ch, -tch, -nch, -gg, -tt, -ff as in clock, fact, much, catch, lunch, egg, Matt and fluff).  Also teaches the difference between of and off.

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 11

Teaches the end-of-word consonant blends that use the letter "L": -lk, -ld, -lt, -lf, -lp and -ll, as in milk, belt, self, help and well.  Note that L-Controlled vowels (all, cold, pull, etc,) are taught in book #15.

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 12

Teaches the "Silent E" rule for long vowels (hop to hope, Sam to same, etc.). 

 

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Intermediate Phonics Book 13

Teaches the vowel digraphs "ai", "ea", "oa", "oe", "ie" and "ue"
(as in rain, seat, soap, toe, lie and blue). 
(A "digraph" is when two written letters make just one sound.)

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Book coverIntermediate Phonics Book 14

Teaches "R" Controlled vowels (car, for, bird, her, turn, etc.). 
Note: Long vowel "R" controlled vowels (chair, fire, floor, etc.)
are taught in the Advanced Phonics Books.

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Intermediate Phonics Book 15

Teaches "L" Controlled vowels (ball, cold, full, child, etc.).

 

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