The following four images are from a series of phonics instruction books called “Sam and Friends,” a collaboration between myself and Mark Pennington of Pennington Publishing. The idea here is that most phonics books are designed for elementary age students. The Sam and Friends series is for ESL students and older students just learning to read for the first time. Thus the books feature older kids dealing with situations that adolescents would find themselves in. Hop over to Pennington Publishing to purchase the series. Also, follow me on Facebook for more great stuff!