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Phonics Patterns

Decodable — Zed the Cat

Use this decodable text to give students practice reading closed-syllable words containing each of the short vowel sounds, such as bat, beg, nip, lot, and rubs, where the vowel represents the short sound because it is closed in by a consonant.

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