The Secret Door by Shelly DavidowJalmer Press
The Secret Door is the second chapter book in our phonetic reader series. It continues with the phonetically-based principles that focus on ar, or, er,ir, ur, oo, ou, ow, oi, oy, au, aw, and ea words. Filled with mystery and adventure, what better way to boost a new reader’s skill than to have them read a page turner! Here is the reader of children’s dreams—a phonetically stepped adventure story! Readers will follow Tim (who they will remember from the earlier Phonetic Readers) and his friends Mina and Jo through a mysterious secret door that leads into a magical world where fox, baboons, panthers and rats contend with each other with the kingdom being the prize and good winning the day as a must. In addition to hardly being able to wait to find out what happens next, the by now very eager reader will discover new diphthongs and learn them without even noticing they have done so. Mystery, adventure and phonetic compounds—what could be better? Suggested for Grades 2-4 About the Phonetic Readers: The first set of six readers, “The Early Reader Series,” uses simple words that the early reader will easily grasp. The words have been carefully chosen by a reading specialist to help students advance from the short vowels, to the silent “e”, to the vowel combinations. “The Secret Pet” is the first chapter book in this series. It’s a continuation of the phonetically-based principles that focus on the phonetic vowel teams such as ea, ie, oe, ue, digraphs, open and closed syllables, and more. “The Secret Door” is the second chapter book in this series. It continues with the phonetically-based principles that focus on ar, or, er, ir, ur, oo, ou, ow, oi, oy, au, aw, and ea words. The final chapter book in this series, “The Secret Wish”, focuses on the consonant blends of qu, she, th, wh, gl, pl, sl, ble, pl, gr, tr, and others.