Decodable Passages with Comprehension Questions – short vowel CVC

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This resource contains 10 decodable passages with comprehension questions and is perfect for beginning readers. Each passage is a phonics-based controlled text that focus on CVC short vowel skills, previously taught words and irregular high frequency words. The resource is aligned to a research-based, systematic, phonics scope and sequence and includes explicit lesson plans for each passage, as well as activities for before, during and after reading.



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These decodable passages with comprehension questions are the perfect resource for beginning readers.  Each passage is a phonics-based controlled text that contains target phonics skill words, previously taught phonics skill words and irregular high frequency words. The science of reading shows us that the connection between what our students learn in phonics and what they read is imperative for building a strong foundation in early reading.


This resource contains 10 decodable passages that align with a research-based systematic phonics scope and sequence and focus on CVC short vowel skills.  Explicit lesson plans for each passage are provided for the teacher with activities for before, during and after reading to strengthen phonics skills. Differentiate for student needs by using the two versions of student printables and audio recording for each passage. Using these passages and lesson plans, students will reread the decodable text to build fluency, discuss the text to build comprehension skills and write about the passage to apply and transfer their phonics skills to their writing.

Included in this resource:

  • Research-based, detailed classroom use suggestions for the teacher
  • Explicit lesson plans for each passage
  • Student printables for each passage– two differentiated versions
  • Audio recording of each passage
  • Blending lines student printables for each passage & instructional video for the teacher

Phonics skills included:

  • short a 
  • short i
  • short o
  • short u
  • short e

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27 reviews for Decodable Passages with Comprehension Questions – short vowel CVC

  1. Tiffanie Sherman (verified owner)

    These passages have been great practice for my students. I also love the sentence stems ro help with their writing and spelling.

  2. Seta Timbreza (verified owner)

    Good resource for Decodables.

  3. Sheri Schneider (verified owner)

    Love this resource! This resource goes great with the Science of Reading research. No prep – it’s ready to go!

  4. denmotherof3 (verified owner)

    Great resource for helping kids learn to blend beginning middle and end sounds. It takes the guess work out of decoding. I love how easy this resource is to prep for my groups!

  5. Heather Stover (verified owner)

    I have used this fabulous resource daily in my reading intervention groups. I love how it aligns with the phonics skills we are working on. The passages are decodable and help the students feel like successful readers. They love taking the passages home to read to someone at home. I will be purchasing the whole bundle!

  6. Dayna LeBel (verified owner)

    This resource is so easy to use and provides systematic and explicit lessons AND a teacher’s guide. I love using these with my reading intervention groups!

  7. Crystal Kirk (verified owner)

    These passages have been a game changer! I switched over to decodable texts this year for my struggling second graders and finding texts is time consuming. I found these and bought the entire bundle. I started using the short vowel passages for my daughter who is a Kindergartener and she now working on the blends. I absolutely LOVE these!

  8. Nina Schaffer (verified owner)

    Decodable Passages – CVC helps to make decodable passages easy to understand with complete lesson plans for each passage. I love the section on blending lines! Thank you!

  9. Jodie Huffaker (verified owner)

    I love the choice of decodable passages for my students. I have used them in group and independent work.

  10. Bettyann Spiech (verified owner)

    Decodable Passages-CVC I am so looking forward to using this resource. I participated in your Summer Webinars and have been exploring SOR for about a year now. I have a new position as a Reading Intervention teacher and will be utilizing the decodables with my kiddos. I have created my own blending lines for decodables, so I have seen their value. I also love that these are passages making it easier to incorporate in my daily schedule! Thanks for all you do!

  11. Downey Hinton (verified owner)

    I am implementing Science of Reading this year for the first time. I know these decodable texts will be perfect for my first graders! Thank you for this resource!

  12. Nancy Vorstenbosch (verified owner)

    Students enjoyed success reading these and good practice with learning to answer comprehension questions in a sentence.

  13. jenoleary10 (verified owner)

    A great resource for decodables. I love how easy it is to differentiate and that it is divided into specific skilld.

  14. Jeanne Schoch (verified owner)

    I needed more decodable passages within our scope and sequence for partner reading practice. I also like the comprehension questions for small group. You have done a great job making interesting passages. thanks.

  15. Arlene Carey (verified owner)

    A helpful resource that I am using with my grade twos to work on reading. I like these decodable passages that have a word focus, simple reading passage and some comprehension questions at the end.

  16. Sandra Santa Cruz (verified owner)

    These short vowel stories are great for my early readers. The kids really enjoy reading them!

  17. Crystal Vasquez (verified owner)

    These decodable passages were perfect for my students! I love the variety of passages and how the small group lesson is well planned for the different groups! Thank you for this great resource!

  18. kgriffen (verified owner)

    I have been using leveled readers to teach reading for a very long time. This year our 2nd graders are really struggling -the pandemic hit them hard. The webinars this last week helped me understand some challenges I knew about, and attempted to fix on my own. Creating materials that cover phonics, word study and comprehension skills is time consuming. I’m thankful for the decodable reading passages and can’t wait to watch my kids begin to make sense of it all.

    • Christina

      Hi Karen, I’m elated that the training was helpful for you and can’t wait to hear about your students’ progress! -Christina

  19. Amy Bradford (verified owner)

    Christina I love how precise and aligned to SoR all your resources are! I am new to SoR and attended your 4Days of SoR over break and now I feel prepared to properly teach phonics and reading using SoR methodology.

  20. Amy Bradford (verified owner)

    I can’t wait to use these passages and teacher guides with my intervention groups. They are complete and easy to follow.

  21. JENNIFER FENNERL (verified owner)

    These decodables are the perfect solution for my small groups. I wanted a resource to use that makes it possible to finish the entire “story” in a shorter amount of time. Having Day 1 and Day 2 options gives students a copy to take home and a copy to keep in their reading folder. I love the way they are organized by the scope and sequence. My students like them too.

  22. Jenna Tomkins (verified owner)

    These passages are great for practice with my struggling readers! Highly recommend!

  23. smoore (verified owner)

    Another perfect SoR activity that saves me so much time and the kids are so engaged. The freebie lead me to make the bundle purchase! I have everything from CVC words to blends, di and trigraphs, CVe, vowel teams and much more in this resource. The students love the QR and technology piece of the passages. We all love the differentiated piece. If someone is struggling with the answer to the comprehension question, they find someone who has tracing on their page and collaborate about the answer. I have the lesson plans. I feel so accomplished and received a public shout out from administrators for having a very engaging reading lessons. Thank you.

  24. Tracee Sims (verified owner)

    This is another SoR activity that my students are enjoying. It is a huge timesaver and engages students in the phonics pattern they are learning. I have purchased all of the decodables, including digraphs and blends, CVCe, CVC, etc. I love this resource! I can have students read it multiple times for a variety of reasons. Thank you!

  25. Karen Westover (verified owner)

    These are AMAZING! They give my students extra practice so they don’t get tired of always reading just what’s in our curriculum. They are great to use during center time!

  26. masonsmom99 (verified owner)

    I bought these to use during Literacy Centers. I can’t wait to use them with my class.

  27. Howida Mahmoud (verified owner)

    I love it 💗

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