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Free Reading Passage: Ed and Mel’s Favorite Sports and Places

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Ed and Mel’s Favorite Sports and Places
The following reading passages are based upon the characters in “The Black Silk Path” by Heather Doolittle which is available through several Amazon Marketplaces. “The Black Silk Path” follows the skill progression of the Level 3 Barton Reading & Spelling System scope and sequence. The following reading passages use all the skills introduced in Barton Reading & Spelling System Level 3. For more information on which skills are used, visit the “The Black Silk Path” page at DecodableAdventures.com.




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Narrator: This reading will help you get to know Ed and Mel a bit better. They are still under the spell of R.L. Nox, so much of what they share is like a riddle. If you have not yet met Ed and Mel, the book “The Black Silk Path” will explain who they are and how they came to be under the spell of R.L. Nox. To catch you up a bit, the spell is an attempt to foil Ed and Mel’s efforts to find their kidnapped parents. The spell stole their ab…

Free Reading Passage: Ed and Mel's Favorite Colors and Foods

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Ed and Mel’s Favorite Colors and Foods The following reading passages are based upon the characters in “The Black Silk Path” by Heather Doolittle which is available through several Amazon Marketplaces. “The Black Silk Path” follows the skill progression of the Level 3 Barton Reading & Spelling System scope and sequence. The following reading passages use all the skills introduced in Barton Reading & Spelling System Level 3. For more information on which skills are used, visit the “The Black Silk Path” page at DecodableAdventures.com.




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Narrator: This reading will help you get to know Ed and Mel a bit better. They are still under the spell of R.L. Nox, so much of what they share is like a riddle. If you have not yet met Ed and Mel, the book “The Black Silk Path” will explain who they are and how they came to be under the spell of R.L. Nox. To catch you up a bit, the spell is an attempt to foil Ed and Mel’s efforts to find their kidnapped parents. The spell stole their abi…

LAST DAY! Kindle Edition Sale for Schooling at Home during COVID-19

Update:
This is the last day of the sale (April 30th, 2020). Follow us by e-mail to receive notifications of future sales.


Decodable Adventures wants to help support the transition of tutoring and schooling to online platforms due to COVID-19 precautions. During the rest of March 2020, Decodable Adventures is offering a significant discount on the Kindle Edition of The Black Silk Path. The Black Silk Path is now $3.19 or about 68% off regular price.

Screen sharing platforms allow you to share the Kindle App to read Kindle Books with students online. Many of the games boards and cards for The Black Silk Path have been put on Google drive and Quizlet to enable play over screen sharing with remote control.

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Find out more about The Black Silk Path here.


R. L. Nox

The name of the villain in Ed and Mel's Adventures Book Series came easily enough to me.

R's and L's can often create a problem with reading and spelling. They sometimes affect how a word is divided into syllables. Students can have trouble with R's and L's as they add them or delete them from words. R's can control vowels that are in front of them creating a whole new syllable type. L's are involved in the consonant-LE syllables. It is often difficult, if not impossible, to hear the difference between a vowel-L ending a word and a consonant-LE ending a word.
In fact, R's and L's can be downright obnoxious at times. Yes, Noxious.

R's + L's + Noxious = The Villain, R. L. Nox

Definition (links to Merriam-Webster):
Noxious

Heather Doolittle