Decodable Sound Phonics Reader for Short I Word Families and Spelling Activities


Decode and spell 5 Short I vowel sound word families. Decodable sound phonics picture book story with 162 focus sound words to develop phonemic awareness and learn letter sound correspondence. Short I letters are printed in green to scaffold and support students learning to spell.

Combining systematic spelling with story based learning this unique approach provides the context for phonics to make sense and brings spelling to life. In this engaging story Itchy Witch is not feeling very well. Children will love reading about how Lizardy Wizard can help Itch Witch find which itch is making her itch and have fun learning to spell at the same time.


  • Engaging 29 page phonics picture book story to help students develop phonemic awareness
  • 162 Short I spelling words to learn 5 different ways the Short I sound can be spelled: ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘u’, ‘ui’ and ‘y’.
  • Short I graphemes printed in green, (or grey if printing in BW) to scaffold and support decoding
  • PDF format to print as booklet or single pages, or view on any screen in single or double page format to suit

Also included:

  • word family list
  • tricky words
  • reading comprehension
  • homonyms
  • grapheme chart,
  • story on one page
  • coloring page
  • spelling activity ideas
  • cross curricula story based learning activities

Note: 2 versions are included to accommodate differences in US and UK/Australian spelling. The following different spellings occur in accompanying activity pages.

US/UK: coloring/colouring, theater/theatre