Wondering how to teach guided reading with decodable readers in your Kindergarten, 1st grade, or 2nd grade classroom? This is it! This r-controlled vowels decodable readers unit features r-controlled vowels decodable readers, syllable types and dividing syllables activities, and y as a vowel decodable readers. 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 8] contains r-controlled vowels decodable readers , syllable types and dividing syllables activities, and sounds of y as a vowel decodable readers. These r-controlled vowels blends decodable books are meant to scaffold upon prior learning from units 1-7. This units included cvc, digraphs, beginning blends, CVCe, and ending blend words, so those skills will appear in this unit.
The r-controlled vowels 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.20 decodable readers are included – 18 fiction decodable readers and 2 nonfiction decodable readers.
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Do these r-controlled vowels 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.
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 r-controlled vowels phonics unit includes:
•Reading Strategy Posters
•High Frequency Word Mapping
•20 Decodable Readers (2 versions each)
- R-controlled vowels decodable readers
- Multisyllable words decodable readers
- Sounds of y as a vowel decodable readers
- Nonfiction decodable readers
•Decodable Passages for Each Book
•Guided Writing Notebook
•Materials and posters to teach syllable types and dividing syllables
•Pre-test and Post-test Assessment
R-CONTROLLED VOWELS DECODABLE READERS INCLUDED:
Book 1: Blake’s Plan – ar
Book 2: The Dog – ar
Book 3: Carl Shops – ar; review suffix -ed
Book 4: Jake Plants Corn – or
Book 5: The Storm – or; jobs of silent e
Book 6: Grant’s Garden – r-controlled syllables; tiger and camel syllable division rules
Book 7: The Bird – ir
Book 8: Doing Chores – ir, oor
Book 9: The Worm – W’s effect on r-controlled vowels
Book 10: The Hurt Dog – ur
Book 11: The Turtle – Cle syllables; turtle rule for syllable division
Book 12: A Gift for Mom – er
Book 13: Ping Pong – jobs of silent e
Book 14: Stormy Day – multisyllabic words
Book 15: Surfing – oar
Book 16: Surprise Party – sounds of y as a vowel; long e
Book 17: Ready for Bed – sounds of y as a vowel; long e
Book 18: The Picnic – sounds of y as a vowel; long i
Book 19: Birds – nonfiction decodable reader
Book 20: Nurses: – nonfiction 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 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 r-controlled vowels 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?
- r-controlled vowels
- jobs of silent e
- r-controlled syllables
- consonant +le (Cle) syllables
- tiger rule for syllable division
- camel rule for syllable division
- turtle rule for syllable division
- sounds of y as a vowel