The Reading Hut's 'ReadABLE' Library
The term 'decodable reader' is used to describe texts that align with the scope and sequence of a systematic and explicit phonics program. The books are termed 'decodable' because the child knows those particular grapheme to phoneme correspondences (GPCs) So they are learning to read with phonics, but can't choose what they want to read, based on their interests; often for a long time. As someone who writes decodable readers for my students (see example Braintree Forest Readers below) to align with the 4 Speech Sound Pics Approach 'Code Levels' I know how hard it is to craft these to support this GPC learning order AND make them as interesting as possible.
I have added a few of my decodable readers below: children do love them, but I'm no Dr Seuss! This is why I secured the rights to the Village With Three Corners Series (1,2,3 and Away!) - I wanted to 'map' a series I know reception aged children love! And start to map much loved stories and poems (with permission of course)
This will become our ReadABLE Library!
I developed an Orthographic Mapping Tool: combined with the use of Speech Sound Pictographs (monsters) ANY books become ReadABLE. With a kick start of phonics (included for free) children can continue to develop phonemic awareness and orthographic knowledge with books they love, experiencing the joy of reading!
Let's get all children reading for pleasure before the end of KS1.
Miss Emma X
ALL Books become 'ReadABLE'!
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