Step 1 Books 

  • Consonants, primary sounds
  • Short vowels
  • Digraphs: ch, sh, th, wh, ck
  • 2 and 3 sound words
  • Possessive ‘s

Step 2 Books 

  • Bonus letters (f, l, s, z after short vowel)
  • “all”
  • –s suffix

Step 3 Books 

  • ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

Step 4 Books 

  • Consonant Blends to make 4 sound words
  • 3 and 4 sound words ending in –lk, -sk

Step 5 Books 

  • Digraph blends –nch to make 3 and 4 sound words
  • Silent e, including “-ke”

Step 6 Books 

  • ild, old, olt, ind, ost

Step 7 Books 

  • 5 sounds in a closed syllable word plus suffix -s (crunch, slumps)
  • 3 letter blends and up to 6 sounds in a closed syllable word (script, spring)

Step 8 Books 

  • Two syllable words with 2 closed syllables, not blends (sunset, chicken, unlock)