Put students on the path towards independent reading by providing opportunities to integrate phonics instruction and reading through curriculum-related fiction and nonfiction. Students combine phonics skills with vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking to develop reading fluency. This full-color book features illustrations and photographs; students will learn about using y as a vowel and as a consonant, contractions, suffixes, vowel pairs, r-controlled words and more. Matching word-bank exercises, syllable counting, circling words with the same sounds, and writing exercises provides hands-on practice and reinforcement. 208 pages with tear-out flashcard section, softcover. Level C.