Passages to practice advanced phonics skills, fluency, and comprehension

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Compound Words
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A Firefighter's Thanksgiving F compound words author's purpose, making inferences, sequencing click here click here
An Astronaut's Life N compound words compare and contrast, fact and opinion click here click here
Bugs N compound words main idea, supporting details click here click here


Contractions
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The Williams Sisters N I’ll, she’s, didn’t, won’t, you’re, you’ll, we’re, I’m main idea, identifying details, fact and opinion click here click here
A Surprise Singer F it’s, I’m, you’ll, he’s, didn’t author's purpose, making inferences click here click here
Fish N it’s, we’ll, won’t, can’t, don’t, you’ll author's purpose, identifying details click here click here
Out of State F we’ve, they’ve, she’ll, I’ve, we’re, we’ll, don’t main idea, compare and contrast click here click here


Double-letter Words
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Making Glass N add, tell, sniff, glass main idea, identifying details, fact and opinion click here click here
Egg Fizz N fill, miss, egg, fizz, pull author's purpose, making inferences click here click here
The Need to Eat F ill, tall, odd, grass, stuff author's purpose, identifying details click here click here
The Doll and the Bee F miss, puff, doll, Ann, hill, kiss, buzz, wall, chill main idea, compare and contrast click here click here


Prefixes and Suffixes
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The Bicycle Club F prefix bi- story elements, making inferences click here click here
Greta's Mistake F prefix mis- story elements, making inferences click here click here
The Candle Store F prefix -over visualization, story elements click here click here
For the Love of Reading N prefix pre- main idea, author's purpose click here click here
The Cycle of Recycling N prefix re- author's purpose, main idea click here click here
The Sun N prefixes en-, em- main idea, fact and opinion, cause and effect click here click here
Jill Plays Softball F prefixes in-, im-, il-, and ir-. author's purpose, identifying details click here click here
A Gift F prefixes -un, -dis story elements, sequencing click here click here
Edison's Light Bulb N suffix -ed author's purpose, identifying details click here click here
The Birthday Party F suffix -ing story elements, making inferences, identifying details click here click here
The Goal F suffix -ly story elements, sequencing click here click here
Rainbows N suffix -y visualization, main idea click here click here
Fairy Flies N suffixes -er, -est main idea, identifying details click here click here
The Farmer and the Painter F suffixes -er, -or identifying details click here click here
School N suffixes –ion, -tion, and -ness main idea, identifying details click here click here
Cats N suffixes -s, -es main idea, identifying details, fact and opinion click here click here


Silent-letter Words
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Rita's Pin F knee, sock, bomb problem/solution click here click here
Walking Stick N knob, stick, knock, thumb main idea, supporting details click here click here
Sock Puppets N lamb, sock, neck, knot, wrap visualization, author's purpose click here click here
The Ticket F wrap, back, ticket, wreck story elements, sequencing click here click here


Word Family
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Quack Attack F word family -ack rhyming, identifying details, visualization, click here click here
Hail N word family -ail main idea, making inferences click here click here
The Not-So-Plain Brain N word family -ain main idea, compare and contrast click here click here
Jake and the Snake F word family -ake supporting details, sequencing click here click here
A Whale of a Tale N word family -ale fact and opinion, identifying details click here click here
Hank's Pranks F word family -ank story elements, character and problem/solution click here click here
Car Crash F word family -ash visualization, drawing conclusions/making inferences click here click here
What Kate Hates F word family -ate sequence, supporting details, main idea click here click here
Tigers: Claws and Jaws N word family -aw identifying details, author's purpose click here click here
Transportation N word family -ay main idea, cause and effect, identifying author's purpose click here click here
Weeds N word family -eed main idea, cause and effect, identifying author's purpose click here click here
The Town Well F word family -ell visualization, supporting details, main idea click here click here
The Nest Test N word family -est author's purpose, cause and effect click here click here
Lori's Garden F word family -ew prediction, cause and effect, characterization click here click here
Nick's Tricks F word family -ick sequencing, identifying details click here click here
Sally Ride N word family -ide author's purpose, fact and opinion click here click here
Plants N word family -ight main idea, cause and effect click here click here
Grilling Diner F word family -ill story elements (character and setting) click here click here
Vines N word family -ine compare and contrast, identifying details click here click here
The Picnic F word family -ing compare and contrast, sequencing, story elements click here click here
Pigs N word family -ink identifying details, fact and opinion click here click here
Getting Ready For the Day F word family -ock sequencing, main idea, supporting details click here click here
Fire Safety N word family -oke author's purpose, cause and effect click here click here
The Brook F word family -ook author's purpose, making inferences click here click here
Flora's Day F word family -ore main idea, story elements, sequencing click here click here
A Clucking Duck? F word family -uck making inferences, story elements click here click here
Horses N word family -ump author's purpose, main idea, identifying details click here click here
Skunks N word family -unk author's purpose, cause and effect, identifying details click here click here
The Same Name Game F word-family -ame story elements (character) click here click here