Finally, a delightful book series that helps kids learn phonics rules step by step. Fun and engaging books designed for anyone learning to read with phonics, especially learners with dyslexia. Start anywhere in the series, according to your child's reading level.
Let's GO! Books have less text and build confidence towards the same title Chapter Book.
This collection is the five books in Step 5 of the DOG ON A LOG Let's GO! book series.
The books are:
--Bake A Cake
--The Crane At The Cave
--Ride A Bike
--Crane Or Crane?
--The Swing Gate
a, are, as, be, could, do, egg, eggs, for, from, go, goes, has, have, he, her, here, his, I, into, is, me, of, OK, or, put, puts, say, says, see, sees, she, should, the, their, there, they, to, walks, want, we, what, where, would, you, your
Each book has about 135 to 165 total words
These are Step 5 Let's GO! books.
The DOG ON A LOG Books series are for phonics readers and folks with a dyslexic learning style. They are Decodable books which means a learner who has been taught the phonics rules and the limited sight words in that book can sound them out and read them. They are Systematic because one Step of books follows another. The words used reflect the inclusion of 1 to 3 new phonics rules in each Step. Each Step of books builds on the skills practiced in the prior Steps. There are five books at each Step.
The chapter books are written in a chapter format with one picture in most chapters. They are longer, have more detail, and sometimes offer more complexity than the Let's GO! Books. They're great for practicing known and newly introduced phonics rules. They're also just fun reading.
DOG ON A LOG Let's GO! Books are shorter versions of DOG ON A LOG Chapter books. Let's GO! books tell the same stories with about 8 pictures and only a few sentences per page. They're perfect as an introduction to the new phonics rules or simply for fun reading for younger kids.
Kids who read DOG ON A LOG Books tend to be over-the-moon-proud that they can finally read a book without so much frustration. This builds confidence in new and struggling readers. Their parents are excited that, along with reading sight words, their kids can decode every word on every page. With each progressing Step the readers gain more confidence as the vocabulary, grammar, and stories become more complex and they see their skills and abilities growing with the books.
DOG ON A LOG Phonics Progression
- Consonants, primary sounds
- Short vowels
- Digraphs: ch, sh, th, wh, ck
- 2 and 3 sound words
- Possessive 's
- Bonus letters (f, l, s, z after short vowel)
- –s suffix
- ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk
- Consonant Blends to make 4 sound words
- 3 and 4 sound words ending in –lk, -sk
- Digraph blends –nch to make 3 and 4 sound words
- Silent e, including "-ke"
- ild, old, olt, ind, ost
- 5 sounds in a closed syllable word plus suffix -s (crunch, slumps)
- 3 letter blends and up to 6 sounds in a closed syllable word (script, spring)
- Two syllable words with 2 closed syllables, not blends (sunset, chicken, unlock)
About the Author
My child needed an ongoing supply of progressive phonics books that use an Orton-Gllingham approach. This proved to be a nearly impossible, expensive task.
I decided to put my talents to use and simply write books for her. She is learning to read using an Orton-Gillingham approach. These books follow a gentle progression of phonics rules. DOG ON A LOG Books have five books at each step to allow for practice, repetition, and enjoyment.
I want to share our books with new readers and their families. I also want to make them affordable. Since every family will have different needs and different budgets, I am making the books available in both digital and paper editions. They can be purchased as individual books or collections of five same-step books in one volume. Paperbacks have black and white images. They are optimized for dyslexic learners with cream colored paper and Verdana font. The digital books all have color pictures.
As our reading journey progresses I will continue to write books for my daughter and to share them with other families.
I was not going to include artwork because drawing is not my talent. However, my daughter was adamant she wanted her books to include pictures. I am grateful to the artists who have made their images available for public domain uses. These sweet images give my daughter a break when the reading is challenging.
I hope other new readers will be entertained by these stories as they practice, and master, each step of their reading journey.