Set 5 Book 1 (A Red Hen)  
Set 5—Book 1 Comments
Title: A Red Hen Practice and repetition is given for the short "e" vowel with very simple words.
Ben, a new storybook character, and a red hen introduce the short "e".
Value:Responsibility
New Words:Ben, hen, red, off, pen, bed, Ben's
Consonants:_ff, _ll
Vowels:short a-e-i-o-u
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about responsibility.

Set 5 Book 2 (Ben Has a Pet)  
Set 5—Book 2 Comments
Title: Ben Has a Pet Practice for the simple sentences with the short "e" vowel is given.
A double consonant ending (gets) is introduced.
Students learn that children and pets can be good therapy for each other.
Value:Compassion
New Words:pet, jet, wet, mad, gets, runs, zips
Consonants:_ts, _ps, _ff, _ns
Vowels:short a-e-i-o-u
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about making a paper airplane.

Set 5 Book 3 (Ten in a Hut)  
Set 5—Book 3 Comments
Title: Ten in a Hut A phonics review of the previous storybooks is given.
The consonant blends, "ch" (diagraph) as in "chicks," and "ggs" (double consonant) as in "eggs" are given.
Ben and his pet share a delightful surprise.
Value:Sharing
New Words:hut, sets, eggs, ten, hop, fed, yes, chicks, net
Consonants:ch_, pl_, _gg, _ts, _cks
Vowels:short a-e-i-o-u
Sight Words: 
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about eggs.

Set 5 Book 4 (Hen Pox)  
Set 5—Book 4 Comments
Title: Hen Pox This phonics review shows many new words can be added to the established short vowel foundation.
When Ben is sick, Mom is indispensable.
Value:Health
New Words:as(z), doc, ill, dots, hill, leg, led, jell, sill, fell, sick, well, gag, tell, neck, mess, pox, are
Consonants: 
Vowels:short a-e-i-o-u
Sight Words:are, vitamin
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about being sick.

Set 5 Book 5 (Ben in Bed)  
Set 5—Book 5 Comments
Title: Ben in Bed This provides a review of the "ck" ending — rock — rocks — quick — lick.
This story also shows that it's natural to get bored as we begin feeling better.
Value:Patience
New Words:pad, jot, quick, rock, lick, I, you
Consonants:_cks, _ts
Vowels:short a-e-i-o-u
Sight Words:you
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about a hobby.

Set 5 Book 6 (Ben Will Get Well)  
Set 5—Book 6 Comments
Title: Ben Will Get Well This book provides a good review.
Students learn that friends can be a great comfort, but no one is happier than Mom when Ben gets well.
Value:Rewards of Friendship
New Words:den, dull, picks, let, set, him, do
Consonants: 
Vowels:short a-e-i-o-u
Sight Words:do
Conversation Skills:After reading this book, talk about friends.

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