Wondering how to teach guided reading with decodable readers in your Kindergarten or 1st grade classroom? This is it! This CVCe words unit features CVCe word decodable readers, Multisyllable closed syllable + VCe syllable activities, Hard and soft g and c decodable readers, 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 6] contains CVCe words decodable readers, hard and soft c and g decodable readers, and reading multisyllable words with closed syllebles and VCe syllables. These CVCe word decodable books focus on each long vowel sound. They are meant to scaffold upon prior learning – the first CVCe word decodable readers will only contain vowel a, but the next book will have a + i, and so on.
This CVCe words decodable readers unit uses CVCe and CCVCe words with silent e and multisyllable CVe words.
22 decodable readers are included – 20 fiction decodable readers and 2 nonfiction decodable readers.
⭐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 CVCe word 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.
CVCe word decodable passages are also included for a no prep, one page option.
Do these decodable readers have small group lesson plans? Each book has a two-day small group reading lesson plan included. You can shorten these to one day if desired.
Each 2-day decodable readers guided reading lesson in this unit includes:
•Optional Sight Word Mapping
•Story Retelling or Comprehension Questions
This unit includes:
•Reading Strategy Posters
•High Frequency Word Mapping
•22 Decodable Readers (2 versions each)
•Decodable Passages for Each Book
•Guided Writing Notebook
•Vowel Mouth Formation Cards
•Closed Syllables and VCe Syllables
CVCE WORD DECODABLE READERS INCLUDED:
Book 1: Lake Day – CVCe Vowel a
Book 2: Game Day – CVCe Vowel a
Book 3: Zane’s Cake – CVCe Vowel a
Book 4: Dale’s Pancake – Closed and VCe Syllables
Book 5: Jane and Mike Rake – CVCe Vowel i
Book 6: On a Hike – CVCe Vowel i
Book 7: Jade’s New Bike – Multisyllable Words
Book 8: Camping Trip – CVCe Vowel i
Book 9: Bake Shop – CVCe Vowel i
Book 10: Spot’s Home – CVCe Vowel o
Book 11: Lake Fun – CVCe Vowel o
Book 12: Nate Cooks – CVCe Vowel o
Book 13: The Pet Shop – Hard and Soft g
Book 14: Who Dug This Hole? – Sounds of S /s/ and /z/
Book 15: The Big Game – Hard and Soft c
Book 16: Duke the Dog – CVCe Vowel u
Book 17: The Dune – CVCe Vowel u
Book 18: Luke’s Pool – CVCe Vowel u
Book 19: The Trip CVCe Vowel e
Book 20: The Race – CVCe Vowel e
Book 21: All About Snakes – Nonfiction CVCe Words Decodable Reader
Book 22: Cranes – Nonfiction CVCe Words Decodable Reader
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why are these decodable readers small group units called “guided reading?” These science of reading aligned units are meant to help you 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 CVCe word decodable readers out of order? It is not suggested to use the decodable readers or the science of reading curriculum 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 your 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 phonics 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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