Kindergarten Closed Syllables Decodable Phonics Focused Review Reading Passages

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These phonics focused review passages include 25 closed syllables decodable reading passages with word sorting activities, and comprehension questions. These Kindergarten decodable reading passages and phonics activities are great to use to review closed and open syllables, while readers practice decoding specific syllable words. Readers will work on decoding short vowel CVC words with closed syllables passages for each short vowel sound. Each phonics focused review reading passage includes specific focus words with different syllable types focus, as well as a follow up word work and comprehension questions. Aligned to the Science of Reading, students will focus on decoding closed syllables and open syllables words.

Why do you need this resource?

  • To review closed syllables.
  • To help students practice decoding words, in context.
  • To help students identify words of each syllable type.
  • To help students read passages of each syllable type.
  • To help students respond to comprehension questions.
  • To build readers' confidence.

What's included?

There are 30 decodable phonics based reading passages, with 25 passages for closed syllables, and 5 additional open syllables passages. There are 5 closed syllables decodable reading passages for each short vowel sound. CVC words are a focus for the closed syllables passages.

  • One full page of each passage, with phonics focused word work and 2 comprehension questions.
  • Lists of specific syllable type focus words for the word work portion of each passage.
  • Answer key for comprehension questions
  • Syllable Types reference guides (closed syllables, and closed syllables vs open syllables)

Syllable Types included:

  • closed syllables (primary focus)
  • open syllables

How to use this resource:

  1. Students will read the passage, using their decoding skills.
  2. Students will circle words that fit the specific syllable type, listed as the focus.
  3. Students will write down multiple words that fit each syllable type. They will then label or underline the matching syllables.
  4. Students will respond to the comprehension questions.

Who are these passages written for?

  • These passages are intended to be a review of closed syllable and open syllables. Students using these passages should have been previously introduced to these syllable types.
  • These work well for: Kindergarten
  • These reading passages also work well for 1st graders who continue to work on practicing decoding words of these syllable types.
  • These can be used throughout the year to continue reviewing syllable types.
  • These can also be used in summer school, for review.

Who is this set of decodable reading passages for?

  • Classroom teachers
  • Special education teachers with student decoding goals
  • Reading specialists/interventionists/reading teachers
  • Classroom aides/assistants
  • Parent helpers
  • ESL teachers
  • Tutors
  • For homework/extra practice

These closed syllables and open syllables decodable reading passages work great in small groups, whole group, one-on-one or sent home for extra help. If you have students who need to review decoding words with closed and open syllable types, this is a great way to practice.

The goal of this resource is to assist readers in practicing their decoding abilities and build their confidence in reading words with specific syllable types.

I hope you and your students love these syllable type phonics based reading passages and activities!

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