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


Learn to decode and spell 4 Short O vowel sound word families. Phonics picture book story with 89 focus sound words to develop phonemic awareness and learn letter sound correspondence. Short O 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 you can read about all the interesting things to be found in Poppy’s Shop. Children will love playing shops while learning to spell at the same time.


Free for a limited time! Try a different approach to spelling…
  • Engaging 14 page phonics picture book story to help students develop phonemic awareness
  • 89 Short O spelling words to learn 4 different ways the Short O sound can be spelled: ‘a’, ‘au’, ‘o’ and ‘ou’.
  • Short O 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