Carissa Taylor

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I'm currently a Sydneysider, writer of YA sci-fi / fantasy novels, and Sustainability PhD. I'm working on a few books right now, and more up my sleeve :)

Born and raised in Western Washington, I spent most of my childhood running around the woods (in costume), reading books, and writing stories. My writing career came to a crashing halt when, at eight, some well-meaning editor at a class for young writers marked up my Oregon Trail story in red ink. Devastation ensued. I vowed I would never write another story again! And I didn't. At least not for awhile.

At twelve, I moved north to the beautiful and decreasingly remote Orcas Island, and I turned my energies to marine biology and non-fiction writing. In high school I decided I wanted to become
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Decodable Books - Round Two

I wanted to get this second round of decodable readers posted ages ago, but 2020 being what it is, life got in the way. Regardless, here they are at last! My first set of early readers focused on the Long E sound, and combinations of  Long E and Long U as well as Short A, Short O, and Short I combinations.

The phonics readers I'm sharing today each focus primarily on one vowel sound:

Short A

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