Wondering how to teach guided reading with decodable readers in your Kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade classroom? This is it! This ending blends decodable readers unit features final blends decodable readers, suffix ed and ing endings activities, and glued sounds and silent letters decodable readers. It aligns with research from the science of reading (SOR) and uses research-based practices to make guided reading fun and effective!
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This unit [Unit 7] contains ending blends decodable readers , suffix ed and ing endings activities, and glued sounds and silent letters decodable readers. These ending blends decodable books are meant to scaffold upon prior learning from units 1-6. This units included cvc, digraphs, beginning blends, and CVCe words, so those skills will appear in this unit.
The ending blends decodable books build upon each other in a systematic way. Each book will only contain the skills taught in previous books. As more skills are introduced in the unit, the books will increase in difficult.
22 decodable readers are included – 20 fiction decodable readers and 2 nonfiction decodable readers.
⭐DIGITAL Books are 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 final blends decodable readers have differentiation options? Each book has two version – decodable books with pictures and decodable books without pictures. For the decodable readers without pictures, students will read the book and then sequence and glue the story pictures in.
Ending blends 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 ending blends unit includes:
•Reading Strategy Posters
•High Frequency Word Mapping
•22 Decodable Readers (2 versions each)
- Ending blends decodable readers
- Suffix ed and ing decodable readers
- Glued sounds decodable readers
- Silent letter decodable readers
- Nonfiction decodable readers
•Decodable Passages for Each Book
•Guided Writing Notebook
•Vowel Mouth Formation Cards
•Materials and posters to teach suffix ed and ing endings
•Pre-test and Post-test Assessment
ENDING BLENDS DECODABLE READERS INCLUDED:
Book 1: The Pond – nd
Book 2: Jake’s Ship – nt, st
Book 3: Clare’s New Bike – lf, lp, pt
Book 4: Ant Facts – ft, ct
Book 5: Helping Dad – Suffix ed
Book 6: Miss Mask’s Class – sk, xt
Book 7: Camping – mp
Book 8: The Golf Game – sp
Book 9: Summer Day – lt, ld
Book 10: Ice Skating – l controlled o
Book 11: Making Ice Cream – l controlled a
Book 12: Spilled Milk – Suffix ed; double the consonant rule
Book 13: The New Pet – nk, -ank
Book 14: Stripe – nk, -ink
Book 15: Caroling – ng
Book 16: Recess Suffix ing
Book 17: Looking for Bugs – Suffix ed and ing; when to drop the e
Book 18: Dan’s Cake – Silent letters kn
Book 19: Tad’s Wrist – Silent letters wr, gn
Book 20: Brant’s Lamb – Silent letters mb
Book 21: Skunks – Nonfiction decodable reader (review)
Book 22: Ponds – Nonfiction decodable reader (review)
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 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 ending blend 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. A pre-test and post-test is included.
What skills are covered in this unit?
- Ending blends
- Suffix ed
- Suffix ing
- Suffix rules
- Glued sounds
- Silent letters (ghost letters)
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