WAIT! If you own the full Science of Reading Curriculum, these units are included! Wondering how to teach EFFECTIVE guided reading and phonics with decodable readers in Kindergarten? This Kindergarten decodable readers science of reading curriculum is it! Rethink how you teach reading.
This set includes Units 1-5 of the full Science of Reading Curriculum – perfect for Kindergarten! I have split this up into it’s own bundle as so many teachers have requested it.
These Kindergarten science of reading units align with brain research from the science of reading ( SOR ) and use research-based practices to make decodable readers guided reading and phonics fun and effective!
This bundle includes 114 decodable books and lesson plans!
Each science of reading decodable readers guided reading and phonics unit and each lesson builds thoughtfully upon the previous unit and previous learning to ensure students have multiple opportunities to practice each skill and build their reading confidence and fluency.
Differentiation: Each decodable reader has two versions – 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.
⭐ DIGITAL Decodable 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.
THIS BUNDLE INCLUDES:
- Unit 1: Prereaders: Alphabet Books – 26 books
- Unit 2: Beginning Readers – 15 books
- Unit 3: CVC Words – 26 books
- Unit 4: Digraphs– 22 books
- Unit 5: Beginning Blends – 25 books
ABOUT EACH UNIT:
Alphabet Books Decodable Readers
Can I teach the letters out of the suggested order? Yes! You can teach these lesson out of order with minimal changes; just swap out the letter sound you review with the one you previously learned.
Books review letters in this order:
Book 1: m, s, a, t
Book 2: f, b
Book 3: c, r
Book 4: l, p
Book 5: o, d
Book 6: g, n
Book 7: g, n
Book 8: w, i
Book 9: h, j
Book 10: k, e, v
Book 11: z, y
Book 12: x
Book 13: u
Book 14: review
Book 15: review
Book 1: Dan’s Fat Cat – vowel a
Book 2: Tad Tap – vowel a
Book 3: Pam Sees a Cat – vowel a
Book 4: Sam Can Shop – vowel a
Book 5: The Tan Van – vowel a
Book 6: Ben’s Red Hen – vowels a, e
Book 7: Deb’s Pet – vowels a, e
Book 8: Tex the Vet – vowels a, e
Book 9: Ten’s Plan – vowels a, e
Book 10: The Den – vowels a, e
Book 11: Kim’s Pig – vowels a, e, i
Book 12: The Dip – vowels a, e, i
Book 13: Kip’s Pet Pig – vowels a, e, i
Book 14: The Big Game – vowels a, e, i
Book 15: Dad Fixes It – vowels a, e, i
Book 16: Rat a Tap Tap – vowels a, e, i, o
Book 17: Dot’s Dog – vowels a, e, i, o
Book 18: Ron’s Hog – vowels a, e, i, o
Book 19: Rob’s Mess – vowels a, e, i, o
Book 20: The Bog – vowels a, e, i, o
Book 21: The Pup – vowels a, e, i, o, u
Book 22: Bud the Bug – vowels a, e, i, o, u
Book 23: Recess Fun – vowels a, e, i, o, u
Book 24: Kim Helps – vowels a, e, i, o, u
Book 25: Pigs [Nonfiction] – vowels a, e, i, o, u
Book 26: Bugs [Nonfiction] – vowels a, e, i, o, u
Book 1: Jed’s Pet – sh
Book 2: Shan’s Top – sh
Book 3: Josh’s Pup – sh
Book 4: Fishing – sh; double consonants
Book 5: The Shed – sh; double consonants
Book 6: Beth and Josh – th
Book 7: Seth’s Dog – th
Book 8: The Rash – th
Book 9: The Moth – th; double consonants
Book 10: The Hike – ch
Book 11: The Treasure – ch
Book 12: Mashed Potatoes – ch; double consonants
Book 13: At the Shop – review sh, th, ch
Book 14: Whit’s Ship – wh
Book 15: Whit the Fish – wh
Book 16: Chad and White – wh
Book 17: The Dock – ck
Book 18: Stuck in Much – ck
Book 19: Hockey – ck
Book 20: Beck’s Pig – ck; double consonants
Book 21: The Pup – vowels a, e, i, o, u
Book 22: Hens [nonfiction]
Book 23: Bear Cubs [nonfiction]
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
HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS INCLUDED IN EACH UNIT (heart words):
Unit 2: Beginning Readers high frequency words: On, The, See, Can, Has, Go, By, In, Is, Here, What, We
Unit 3: CVC Words high frequency words: Will, Do, Put, Look, For, This, Help, And, Said, His, Of, With, Have, Good, Does, Like, Have, Out
These common high frequency words are included in unit 3, but they are decodable: Had, Not, It, Get, At, Did, Got
Beyond unit 3, no high frequency words are specified, but the lesson plan is structured so that you can choose your own high frequency words based on what your group of students needs to work on.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why are these decodable readers kindergarten 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.
This is NOT traditional guided reading, which we know is not best practice. Rather, it takes the guided reading format you are used to and aligns it with the science of reading!
Read more about how you can align guided reading with the Science of Reading here.
Can I use these science of reading decodable readers out of order? It is not suggested to use the decodable readers or the decodable readers guided reading science of reading curriculum out of order because the books and units are designed to build off one another.
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 the science of reading curriculum 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 these decodable readers guided reading units? 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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