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Word Recognition
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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'.

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