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Young learners love stories—particularly stories about
children or animals who have experiences that are
similar to their own experiences. The stories in this
book have been designed to reflect young learners’
experiences at school, at home, and during special days
throughout the year.
Reproduce these little stories for your students to share
with their parents. Each student can build their own
home library! Parents will enjoy sharing the stories with
their children, and your students will be building vital
reading and listening skills.

Making the Little Books


1. Reproduce the stories.
2. Cut the pages in half and staple them together
in order.
3. Send the books home with students to share
and enjoy with their parents.

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Author: Jill Norris
Editor: Marilyn Evans Entire contents ©1998 by EVAN-MOOR CORP. 18 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Monterey, CA 93940-5746.
Illustrator: Don Robison Permission is hereby granted to the individual purchaser to reproduce student materials in this book for
Desktop: Tina Eubanks noncommercial individual or classroom use only. Permission is not granted for schoolwide, or systemwide,
Cover: Liliana Potigian reproduction of materials. Printed in U.S.A.
Table of Contents

At
When the Bell Rings .............................................. 2 The Water Table .................................................... 20
Little Fish, Big Fish .................................................. 4 The Guest ............................................................... 22
Up and Down .......................................................... 6 The Secret ............................................................... 24
The Chalkboard ...................................................... 8 The Library ............................................................. 26
On the Playground ...............................................10 Sand ......................................................................... 28
Snack Time ..............................................................12 My Computer ......................................................... 30
Painting ....................................................................14 Our Friends—The Fire Fighters ......................... 33
Circle Time ...............................................................16 Different Is OK ...................................................... 35
Sharing Time ...........................................................18 The New Kid .......................................................... 38

At
Growing .................................................................. 40 The Walk ................................................................ 67
The Puddle ............................................................. 42 My Frisbee ............................................................. 69
Hurry Up! ................................................................ 44 My Baby Brother .................................................. 71
Good Night ............................................................ 46 The Builders .......................................................... 74
It’s Time for Bed .................................................... 48 Hiding ..................................................................... 77
My Growing Team ................................................ 50 Worms .................................................................... 79
I’m Ready to Go! ................................................... 52 The Photographer ............................................... 81
I Know My Colors ................................................. 54 My Treasure .......................................................... 83
Boots ........................................................................ 58 Riding My Bike ..................................................... 85
A Celebration ........................................................ 60 When Auntie Comes ........................................... 87
Shoes ....................................................................... 62 When It’s Time for Bed ...................................... 89
Camping ................................................................. 64 The Lost Tooth ...................................................... 92

Put It All Together ................................................. 96 Happy Spring ...................................................... 106


What Are You Thankful For? .............................. 98 May Baskets ........................................................ 108
December Candles ............................................ 100 Summer Haircuts ................................................ 110
Martin Luther King, Jr. ....................................... 102
Presidents from Long Ago ............................. 104

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When the Bell Rings...

We slide down.
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We run fast.

We wait in line.

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Little Fish, Big Fish

swimming

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hiding

eating

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Up and Down

Now I am up.

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Now I am down.

Can you see


I’m upside down?
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The Chalkboard

Our teacher writes on the chalkboard.

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Our helper writes on the chalkboard.

I write on the chalkboard, too.

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On the Playground

the swing, the bars

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the basket, the balls

the kids

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Snack Time

a carrot, a cookie, some juice

a marshmallow treat and grapes

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ants on a log or bananas

Snacks come in many shapes.

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Painting

First the red.

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Then the blue.

Oops---How about purple?

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Circle Time

We listen. We talk.

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We sing. We dance.

We think. We learn.

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Sharing Time

Ivan
brought
his bear to
share.

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Sophie
brought her
skates to
share.

I brought my
baby brother
to share.

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The Water Table

Dip and pour.

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Have some more.

Mop the floor.

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The Guest

Yesterday he came to school.


He rode in Sammy’s vest.
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He jumped into our circle.
He did his very best.

Sammy introduced his cricket.


What a special insect guest!
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The Secret

Annie told Mike.

Then Mike told Sue.

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Sue told Scott and Peter, too..

Peter told Ray. Scott told Saul.


It isn’t very secret at all!

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The Library

Big books. Little books.

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Thick books. Skinny books.

I love books!

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Sand

Fill it up.

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Sand in the pail.

Let’s make a whale.

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My Computer

My computer helps me draw.

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My computer helps me write.

My computer helps me read.

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My computer helps me learn.

Thanks, Computer.

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Our Friends—
The Fire Fighters

See the fire trucks.


They roar down the street.
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The fire fighters put the fire out.
They help the people.
They rescue pets.

They help us learn how to keep fires


from starting in the first place.
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Different Is OK

We are both five years old,


but we are different.

I have blue eyes.


You have brown eyes.

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I have curly hair.
Your hair is straight.

My skin is dark. My skin is light.

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I like pizza.
So do I.

We are the same and we


are different and that’s ok!
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The New Kid

A new kid came to school today.


He had a red striped hat.

I sat beside him and ate my snack.


He let me share his mat.
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We played together with the blocks.
We had a little chat.

I think that we’ll be new best friends.


What do you think of that?
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Growing

Growing taller.

Growing stronger.

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Growing smarter.

Growing longer.

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The Puddle

Raindrops splash in the puddle.

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Puppies splash in the puddle.

I splash in the puddle, too!


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Hurry Up!

Hurry up. It’s time to go.

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Hurry up. It’s time to go.

Hurry up! It’s time to go!

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Good Night

Little bird, it’s time for bed.

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Little kitty, it’s time for bed.

Little girl, it’s time for bed.

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It’s Time for Bed

Brush your teeth.

It’s time for bed. Get on your pjs.


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It’s time for bed. Let’s read a story.

It’s time for bed. Turn off the light.

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My Growing Team

My doctor helps me grow.

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My dentist helps me grow.

My teacher helps me grow.

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I’m Ready To Go!

I can zip zippers.

I can button buttons.

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I can buckle buckles.

I can snap snaps.

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I Know My Colors

Red

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Blue

Yellow

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Green

Orange

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Purple

Colors all around.

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Boots

Red boots, yellow boots,


blue boots, too.

Which new boots belong to you?

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Tall boots, short boots, narrow
and wide.

Please don’t wear your boots inside!

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A Celebration

Sticks and mud and grass.


A robin’s nest—first class.
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Three tiny sky blue eggs
Tucked underneath her legs.

Mother Robin sits and waits.


Then, of course, she celebrates.
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Shoes

Sister wears dancing shoes.

Grandpa wears running shoes.

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Mama wears dress-up shoes

and so do I!

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Camping

In a sleeping bag

In a tent

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At the campground

In the forest

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On a mountain

I’m camping.

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The Walk

Along the sidewalk


There’s a lot to see.
Won’t you please come and
Take a walk with me.

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Along the sidewalk
There’s a lot to see.
I’m so glad that you
Took a walk with me.

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My Frisbee

Throw it high.
Throw it low.
Watch it spin.
See it go.

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Catch it high.
Catch it low.
Watch it spin.
See it go.

Playing frisbee with my friends—


Summer fun that never ends.
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My Baby Brother

Kicking feet
Tiny toes
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Waving fists
Baby nose

Soft pink cheeks


Round black eyes
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First he coos.
Then he cries.

Meet my baby brother.

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The Builders

The builders dug a giant hole.

They made a wall of boards


around the hole.

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They filled the wall with cement.

They hammered new boards


into the shape.
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They put in windows and
added a roof.

They built a new house for me.

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Hiding

Mommy’s looking for me.


Where am I hiding?
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Brother’s looking for me.
Where am I hiding?

Snickers is looking for me.


Where am I hiding?
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Worms

In the garden
You disappear
Sliding away from me.
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In my hand
You twist and turn
Wiggling to be free.

Squirm, Little Worm, squirm.

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The Photographer

Stand up straight.

Look this way.

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Move to the left.
Now to the right.

I like that great big smile.

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My Treasure

I found it by the lake.


My treasure smooth and round.

I have it in my pocket.
That treasure that I found.
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Would you like to see it?
I can show you if you like.

My treasure—it’s a rock.
Isn’t it a pretty sight?
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Riding My Bike

Just start me off with a little push.


You needn’t have any fear.
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I learned to make the pedals work.
I turn the handlebars to steer.

I can ride all by myself!

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When Auntie Comes

I’ll sleep with Sis when Auntie comes.


I’ll have to put away my shoes.

She’ll bake me oatmeal cookies


To eat as we watch the news.
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She’ll nod and say
“My, how you’ve grown.”
And then she’ll pat my head and smile.

We’ll take a walk. We’ll smell a rose.


I hope that Auntie stays awhile.
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When It’s Time for Bed

The sky is black like Daddy’s


shiny shoes.
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The stars shine bright like Nanna’s ring.

My blanket’s soft like Mother’s hands.


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I’ll sip my cocoa. I’ll read my book.
I’ll snuggle down in bed.

The sky is black.


The stars shine bright.
My blanket’s soft.
I’ll say “Good night.”
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The Lost Tooth

You won’t believe what happened.


It was really a surprise.

I opened up my mouth.
I couldn’t believe my eyes.
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My tooth was hanging loose,
Just holding at one side.

I could push it back and forth.


I was really terrified.
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It wiggled and it wiggled
There right next to my tongue.

I couldn’t bear to pull it.


It sagged. It tipped. It hung.

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Then when I ate a carrot
It popped out into my hand.

I lost a tooth! I lost a tooth!


And I am feeling grand.

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Put It All Together

one pumpkin

two eyes

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three teeth

Funny Jack-o-lantern!

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What Are You Thankful For?

For sunshine and shade.


For games I have played.
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For blankets at night.
And bear hugs tight.

What are you thankful for?

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December Candles

Light the candles.

Light the candles.

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Light the candles.

Candles light December nights.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

He had a special dream.

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He worked to make it true.

He did it for all people,


including me and you.
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Presidents from Long Ago

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln—


Presidents from long ago,

They helped to make our country


The place that we all know.
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We celebrate their birthdays
And remember them today.

Do you think that they would recognize


The good old U.S.A.?
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Happy Spring

Birds are peeping.


Chicks are cheeping.
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Gardens sprouting.
Children shouting.

It’s spring!
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May Baskets

Choose some flowers and a treat.


Put them down inside.
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Set the basket near the door.
Ring the bell and hide.

Happy May Day!

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Summer
Haircuts

Getting ready for summer.

Getting ready for summer.


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Getting ready for summer.

Let’s go!
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Dear Mom and Dad,

I have this little story


About the things I do.
Please sit down and listen
I will read it now to you.

name

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Helping Children Learn
Basic Phonics Skills
Meet your needs for supplemental phonics practice with this complete series. Basic Phonics Skills
provides a full range of reproducible phonics practice. In addition, each level contains 20 reproducible
“Little Phonics Readers,” featuring stories that utilize the phonetic elements presented in that book.

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Basic Phonics Skills–A Basic Phonics Skills–B Basic Phonics Skills–C Basic Phonics Skills–D
Grades PreK–K Grades K–1 Grades 1–2 Grades 2–3

• Print awareness • Beginning & ending • Long & short vowels • Variant consonant
• Phonemic awareness consonants • Sounds of c, g sounds

• Alphabetic awareness • Short vowels • Consonant digraphs • Silent letters

• Sound-symbol • Plural & inflectional • R-controlled vowels • Digraphs & diphthongs


association endings • Prefixes & suffixes
• Long vowel digraphs
• Word Families • Plural & inflectional
• Sounds of y
endings
• Consonant blends
• Word families

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An instructional must-have—full-color centers that Grades PreK–K
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Each volume contains 12 to 14 centers that provide Phonics Centers–B
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engaging, independent practice of the phonics skills
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These centers are self-contained, portable (stored in Grades 1–2
envelopes), and self-checking. For each center you
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