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Sound Out Chapter Books - Set A-1

by Matt Sims

Each book in the Sound Out series is written in chapter format with stories that have the charm and wit to keep kids coming back for more. Sound Out Chapter Books give students numerous opportunities to practice decoding one-syllable and simple two-syllable words.

Three books in Set A1 focus on CVC short vowel words, final double consonant and -ck ending, inflectional ending -s (nouns/verbs, voiced/unvoiced); the other three books focus on open-syllable long vowels, CVCe long vowel words, long vowel pairs (ai, ay, ea, ee, ie, oa).

Each Sound Out title has 6 short chapters followed by a list of high frequency words.

Students with minimal reading skills can read these books from cover-to-cover. They'll have a successful and enjoyable reading experience with lots of decoding practice.

Titles include: The Red Cap, The Tug, Up the Hill, Bass Lake, The Red Gem Mine, The Deep Sea

Sound Out Set A-1 Workbook
The Sound Out Workbook can be used in the classroom or as a self-directed follow-up to independent reading of Sound Out Chapter Books. Activity pages are written with the same controlled vocabulary used in the books to increase readability and ease of use. The exercises are presented in a predictable format for easy accessibility. Each workbook contains story synopses and pre- and post-reading activities to help students build vocabularies, practice comprehension, recall and other basic reading competencies. Includes answer key. Reproducible. 8 1/2x11 softcover, 53 pp.

Additional Sound Out Chapter Books:
Sound Out A-2: offers more practice with the same skills taught in A-1
Sound Out B-1 and Sound Out B-2: Same skills taught in A-1 and A-2 with the addition of practice with consonant blends and digraphs, diphthongs, controlled vowels, and silent letters.
Sound Out C-1 and Sound Out C-2: includes skills taught in Levels A and B, and adds inflectional endings, compound words, prefixes and suffixes, and regularly spelled two-syllable words.

Digital Versions

Titles in this set may be purchased at the following online bookstores

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and are available on the media system.

Reviews & Comments:

"The Sound Out books are totally decodable, the language is not stilted, and they offer upper level comprehension skills like inference and cause and effect."--Lynn Givens, Connect to Comprehension

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Reading Level

Interest Level


Grades 2-9+

Subject/Genre: Narrative

Ratings: DRP Level: 35 | AR Quizzes

Recommended Ages: 7-14+

Pages: 32 pp., 5 x 7, 20 pt. type, softcover

ISBN: 1-57128-125-8


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1 set of 6 books


Workbooks and Accessories (Available Separately)

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Sound Out Set A-1 Workbook


Classroom Sets and Special Offers!

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Discounted Pricing on Classroom Set
Classroom Set: 5 sets of 6 books



Purchase Set with Workbook and Receive 10% Off
Sound Out A-1 book set with A-1 Workbook



Discounted Pricing on the Sound Out Collection
6 sets of readers: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2 (1 copy of each set) 36 Books
(Does not include workbooks)


See Also... (Sold Separately)


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Sound Out Chapter Books - Set A-2



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