Short Stories for Phonics – illustrated

Welcome to our illustrated phonics story page. These stories are great for practicing the short and long vowels. They are very short stories of about 5 to 6 sentences each, which can be easily absorbed by the students. Print out the stories, cut out the illustrations and sentences. Read the story in order and ask the students to rearrange the stories. That is just one idea on how to use them. If your students have been following our Phonics Program, they should be able to read these stories unaided. This is a good test of how much progress they have made. The stories are suitable from Kindergarten to 2nd Grade.
Phonics Story Media Player:


The media player contains the audio for all stories. Please pause the audio. Let kids attempt to read first before you play the audio. You can print the stories below. 

Stories Based on the Short Vowels 

short a, story

Fat Cat & Rats Story
Story based on short ‘a’
short e, story

Ben, Vet, Pets
Story based on short ‘e’
short i

Tim, Kitten, Fish
Story based on short ‘i’
short o

Dog, Fog, Log
Story based on short ‘o’
short u

Bunny, Bug, Buzz
Story based on short ‘u’

 

 Stories Based on the Long Vowels 

long a story

Kate, Snake, Lake
Story based on long ‘a’
long e

Sweet Peach Tree
Story based on long ‘e’
long i

Mike Rides a Bike
Story based on long ‘i’
long o

Joe, Goat, Coat
Story based on long ‘o’
long u

Cute Mule, Tune
Story based on long ‘u’

Phonics Story Videos

Mouse Cow

Mouse Cow video Diphthongs ‘ou’ and ‘ow’ making the sound /au/ will be learned in this funny story. A mouse learns to deal with a noisy cow.

Fox, dog & log

Fox, dog & log video Short ‘o’ Phonics story – og, ox, word families. See the short ‘ o’ in action in this story. Also a great way to learn sight words. A fox and a dog battle it over who sits on a log.

Bunny & Bug

Bunny & Bug video Short ‘u’ story – ug, uzz, uff word families. See the short ‘u’ in action in this story. Also a great way to learn sight words. A bug bugs Bunny.

Mike Rides a Bike

Mike Rides a Bike video Long ‘i’ word families – ike, ide, ite, igh and ‘y’ as long ‘i’ will be learned. Mike learns to ride a bike properly.

Rat Attack

Rat Attack videoShort ‘a’ Phonics story – at, atch, ap, ack, word families. See the short ‘a’ in action. Also a great way to learn sight words. An army of rats go head-to-head with a mouse.

Ben, Pets & Vet

Ben, Pets & Vet videoShort ‘e’ Phonics story – et, en, ell, elp, word families. See the short ‘e’ in action in the story. Also a great way to learn sight words. Ben learns what it takes to keep his pets healthy.

Tim, Kitten & Fish

Tim, Kitten & Fish videoShort ‘i’ Phonics story – ish, im, word families. Also a great way to learn sight words. Tim’s kitten eats his fish.

Sing King! Sing

Sing King! Sing videoEndings digraph ‘ing, ong’, ending blends ‘nd’ and more sight words will be learned in this story. A king saves his kingdom with a song.

Stacy & Star

Stacy & Star videoConsonant blends ‘st, sk, sl’ and a few other consonant blends. Also great for practicing sight words. Stacy rides in a star.

Chickens & Fox

Chickens & Fox videoConsonant digraph ‘ch’ and sight words are practiced in this story. A fox is taught a lesson when he tries to steal eggs.

Shane the sheep

Shane the sheep videoConsonant digraph ‘sh’ and sight words are learned in this story. Shane the sheep learns to put on his shoes.

Kate & Snake

Kate & Snake videoLong ‘a’ and word families, vowel digraphs – ain, ay, ake, ate, ase, ape and sight words to learn. Kate is chased by a snake.

Pete, Peach & Bees

Pete, Peach & Bees videoLong ‘e’, vowel digraphs and word families are learned – ee, ea, ete. Pete comes up with a new way of dealing with menacing bees.

Joe & Goat

Joe & Goat videoLong ‘o’ vowel digraphs and word families – oat, oe, ow, ome. Joe shares his coat with his goat.

Cute Mule

Cute Mule videoLong ‘u’ with the letter ‘u’ – ute, ule, une, ude. Jude the flute player fans a fan in a mule.

Good Cook

Good Cook videohort ‘oo’ story. Practice the short sound of ‘oo’ and sight words. A good cook is tormented by three mischievious monkeys.

I Want Hard Copies of this Program

You may choose to instead buy the contents of this website as books and CDs. In that case, you can buy sets of our course from the store. Click on a set to purchase all the courseware. Please note that the contents of the hard copies are the same as the online materials, but without updates. If you would like both online access and books, contact us for discounts.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Books

Phonics set 1

Want hard copies of our products? No problem. You may order our phonics activity books and more from our store – for Preschool & Kindergarten. Each set comes with CDs and the playing card sets and board game.

1st & 2nd Grade Books

phonics set 2

Want hard copies of our products? No problem. You may order our phonics activity books and more from our store – For 1st Grade & 2nd Grade. Each set comes with CDs and the playing card sets and board game.

Board Games & Playing Card Sets

phonics board games

The teaching set is complete with board games and phonemic cards. we have grapheme cards, phoneme cards, alphabet cards which can all be used with the board game for fun phonics learning.