Fall 2023

Fairy Tale Phonics

Series of 8 titles

Fairy Tale Phonics introduces beginning readers to early phonics concepts including consonant and vowel sounds, CVC and irregularly spelled words, spelling, and word families in decodable book formats featuring fun, fictional settings. Each title focuses on a key early-elementary phonics concept with a focus on language arts curriculum standards, sight and CVC words, tightly controlled vocabulary, and repetitive text patterns and sounds. Vibrant illustrations and fun storylines ensure readers will learn key phonics concepts and develop reading skills.

These phonics fairy tales include tools for teachers and caregivers, a table of contents, a picture glossary, and an index. A Let's Review! feature asks readers to go back through the book and reflect on the phonics concept presented in the story.

Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Fiction, New!
Subject Arts, Early Concepts
Copyright 2023
Publisher Jump!, Inc.
Imprint Grasshopper Books
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2023-08-01
BISACS JUV012030, JUV009080, JUV037000
Dewey 428.6
Dimensions 7.75 x 7.75
Lexile 320-560
Guided Reading Level F-J
ATOS Reading Level 1.4-3.0
Accelerated ReaderĀ® Points 0.5
Features Glossary of key words, Index, and Table of contents


SLJ Series Made Simple Review of Fairy Tale Phonics

Through the lens of fairy tales and magical creatures, this series presents different phonics concepts through short, narrative stories. Each book shares an original, fictional tale that focuses on one phonics area, such as word families and consonant blends.

Readers are invited to look for these concepts throughout the story as they read, creating an interactive approach for exploring how they work. For example, one story features a boy who needs to bring a witch several items featuring three-letter CVC words to reverse a spell. The appealing illustrations are colorful and cartoon-inspired to appeal to beginning readers. A visual glossary is included at the end, along with a practice activity that invites readers to identify the phonics concept being shown.

Verdict: With simple narratives, these books provide an engaging way to practice phonics skills in an authentic context. Recommended for early elementary collections.

Illustrator: Carissa Harris