Creating Your Own Passages and Stories

I have written some passages for you to print out and use with your students. If you would like to create your own stories, take note of the following guidelines:

1. Only use sight words that your students already know in the passage.
2. Keep the story short.
3. Focus on the skill the student is currently working on. If they are working on short e sounds, put as many short e words in the story as possible.
4. Don't use any words containing skills that the student has not learned yet. For example, Don't put the word 'fake' in a story if the student is still working on CVC words.

Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) Short a

Pat is a cat. Pat likes to nap. Pat naps on a mat with a fat rat. The fat rat sat on the mat and was sad. Pat had a hat. The fat rat had no hat.

Consonant-Vowel-Consonat (CVC) Short e

Meg is my pet. Meg is a wet pet on my bed. I do not like wet Meg on my bed. I will get a wet bed if Meg is on it. I will get mad if my bed is wet.

Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) Short o

The mop I have is not for the big job. It is a job for a wet rag, not a wet mop. A rag will sop the mess up. A lot of rags are under the cot. Do not get mad. Sop up the mess with the rag or the hog will get it.

Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) Short i

Fin is my pig. Fin is a big pig and is the boss of my pets. Min is my dog. Zip is my cat. Vik is my rat. Dip is my hen. Dip ran after Fin. Fin got mad and bit Dip on the leg. Dip is mad now.

Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) Short u

I see a bug in my mug. I do not like a bug in my mug. I do not like a bug in my bed. I do not like a bug on my leg. I do not like a bug at all. Do you like bugs?

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