Site is loading image

Where am I in the Reading Universe Taxonomy?

Word Recognition
Phonological Awareness
Phonics
Language Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Beginning Phonics Patterns

Decodable — Val and the Rat

Use this decodable text to give students practice reading closed-syllable words with short 'a'. For example, the letter 'a' in rat represents the short 'a' sound because the vowel is closed in by the consonant 't'.

Download PDF

See our guide on How to Use Decodable Texts.

Visit the full list of all free texts organized by phonics skill.

Reading Universe is made possible by generous support from Jim & Donna Barksdale, the American Federation of Teachers, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and three anonymous donors.

AFT logo with the tag "A Union of Professionals"