Nonfiction Decodable Passages Short Vowels


Follow the science of reading by using these 18 nonfiction decodable passages to practice decoding, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, and phonics!  Graphic organizers, comprehension questions, and spelling sheets are included to extend your students’ learning even more!

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Nonfiction Decodable Passages Short Vowels by Orton Gillingham Mama

Do your students love nonfiction stories?  Do you want to save time and practice phonics with comprehension?  Then these nonfiction decodable passages are for you! Secure reading fluency with these nonfiction decodable short vowels passages. Expertly weave together phonics, reading comprehension, decoding, reading fluency, vocabulary, & spelling instruction!

Each Nonfiction Decodable Passage has TWO versions:

Text 1: A shorter, more controlled, decodable story.

Text 2: A slightly more complex set of words and longer in length.

BOTH: Same engaging reading comprehension questions that address all areas of the reading rope. DIFFERENTIATION MADE EASY! Plan your small groups for reading with these no prep reading comprehension passages!

So, 9 decodable readers (18 passages in all!!)


Also included in the Nonfiction Decodable Passages Short Vowels:

  • Reading comprehension questions for each nonfiction short vowel story.
  • NO PREP Spelling sheets for each phonics skill
  • 14 nonfiction graphic organizers to extend your students’ learning even more
  • Short Vowel Journal Cover

Phonics Skills Covered:

  • Short a
  • Short e
  • Short i
  • Short o
  • Short u
  • CVC
  • FSZL
  • -tch
  • -dge


Great resource! Love the comprehension questions to go with it!!
“Solid resource. It’s hard to find decodable stories that are nonfiction.  But these were just what I needed.”


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