Cub in the Jam

Teacher Created Materials. (Decodable Books: Read & Succeed). Jul. 2023. 16p. pap. $6.99. ISBN 9798765923979.
K-Gr 2–A baby bear has broken into the cottage refrigerator and is eating all the way through it in this early reading phonics primer. Two children and their grandfather watch from outside before heading in to clean up the mess. The book focuses on the paired long and short vowel “u” words and the silent “e.” Illustrations are colorful, if somewhat flat. Three pages of phonics and family engagement back matter give adults sharing with young readers ideas and support in extending the reading activity. This short phonics reader is part of a multibook decodable set and is available only in paperback.
VERDICT Best purchased as part of the series for a classroom or homeschool setting.

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