Wondering how to teach guided reading with decodable books Kindergarten or 1st grade classroom? This is it! This unit features beginning blends decodable readers, sounds of OO decodable readers, and decodable readers and activities to practice reading multisyllable words with VCCV syllable division, and it aligns with research from the science of reading (SOR) and uses research-based practices to make guided reading fun and effective!
This unit [Unit 5] contains beginning blends decodable readers, sounds of oo decodable readers, and reading multisyllable words with VCCV syllable division. These beginning blends decodable books focus on each beginning blend, reading vccv words, and reading words with sounds of oo. They are meant to scaffold upon prior learning – the first beginning blend book will only contain beginning blend fl, but the next book will have fl + sl, and so on.
This beginning blends decodable readers unit uses CCVC and CCVCC words with beginning blends and multisyllable VCCV words.
25 decodable readers are included – 23 fiction books and 2 nonfiction books.
⭐DIGITAL Books are now included! Distance learning or low on ink and paper and need a digital books option? Books formatted for Google Slides™ and images you can insert right into Seesaw™ are included.
Do these beginning blends decodable readers have differentiation options? Each book has two version – decodable books with pictures and decodable books without pictures. For the version without pictures, students will read the decodable reader and then sequence and glue the story pictures in.
Do these decodable readers have small group lesson plans? Each book has a two-day lesson plan included. You can shorten these if desired.
Each 2-day decodable readers guided reading lesson in this unit includes:
•Sight Word Mapping
•Story Retelling or Comprehension Questions
This unit includes:
•Reading Strategy Posters
•High Frequency Word Mapping
•25 Decodable Readers (2 versions each)
•Decodable Passages for Each Book
•Guided Writing Notebook
•Vowel Sound Sorts
•Segmenting and Blending Cards
BEGINNING BLENDS DECODABLE READERS INCLUDED:
Book 1: Fish Tricks (fl)
Book 2: Mud Puddle (sl)
Book 3: Getting Reading (gl)
Book 4: Beth’s Sled (pl)
Book 5: Glen and Jill (bl)
Book 6: The Rock Club (cl)
Book 7: Sam’s Kitten (vccv words)
Book 8: Glen’s Mitten (vccv words)
Book 9: The Picnic (gr)
Book 10: The Frog (fr)
Book 11: The Wall (br)
Book 12: Britt’s Bett (tr)
Book 13: Beach Day (cr)
Book 14: The Mess (dr)
Book 15: Art Class (sm)
Book 16: Britt’s New Dress (sn)
Book 17: A New Snack (sp)
Book 18: The Bud (st)
Book 19: Scott Shops (sc)
Book 20: Beth Skips (sk)
Book 21: Swim Day (sw)
Book 22: At the Pool (oo)
Book 23: The Hook (oo)
Book 24: Rabbits (oo) – Nonfiction
Book 25: Ribbit! (oo) – Nonfiction
Why are these decodable readers small group units called “guided reading?” These science of reading aligned units are meant to help you rethink and redefine what guided reading looks like in your classroom! Instead of using leveled readers and teaching guessing strategies, you will teach reading in a systematic way using decodable readers that build as students learn new phonics skills?
Can I use these beginning blends decodable readers out of order? It is not suggested to use the decodable readers or the science of reading aligned units out of order because the books and units are designed to build off one another. Books increase in difficulty and skill as the units progress.
Do I have to use every part of the lesson plan? No, you can use what works best for you students and what you have time for.
Can I use these science of reading aligned lessons for whole group instruction? Yes. Although it is recommended to use these in differentiated reading small groups for best results, these lessons and decodable readers can still be used whole group.
Do I have to use every book in this unit? No, I suggest assessing your students frequently to see where they are. If students have already mastered a skill, you might move on to the next lesson or unit.
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