Decodable Books

Special Needs Information Press reviews Rescue Series

Rescue Series – from Phonic Books Stories by Clair Baker Illustrations by Drew Wilson This is another well designed and structure reading series produce by Phonic Books. The engaging storylines and accompanying illustrations will appeal to the readers and will […]

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5 year old in Spain learns to read English with Phonic Books

Watch this sweet video clip of a 5 year old in Spain learning to read English with Dandelion Launchers.

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Learning to read with Sounds-Write and Dandelion Readers

See lovely video clip of 4-year-old learning to read with his Mum who is teaching him to read with the Sounds-Write Reading and Spelling programme. He is reading the extension activity at the end of a Dandelion Reader decodable book. […]

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Watch child learning to read with interactive iBook

Here is a video clip of M. (4 yrs) learning to read with Dandelion Launchers iBook. Note how she learns to sound out the words from the iBook and then begins to sound out words independently. This resource can help […]

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Why beginner readers need decodable books – from Spelfabet

Another great blog post from Spelfabet explaining why is it crucial for beginner readers to read decodable books: Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention Thanks to Susan Godsland of www.dyslexics.org.uk for flagging it up

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How to end the reading book struggle and engage your pupils in reading again

How to end the reading book struggle and engage your pupils in reading again.

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7 fun activities using decodable books

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Research suggests that the initial texts used by early readers have a strong influence on how they ‘decode’ text.

It is my experience that if young readers are given texts to read that are decodable – they will develop decoding skills. They develop a habit of sounding out and blending graphemes to read and gain meaning. But if they […]

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See how decodable books can develop vocabulary and comprehension

We are currently in the last stages of creating our Dandelion Readers, Level 4 series. It introduces more vowel and consonant spellings and common suffixes. This page is taken from Book 10 ‘A Grand Adventure’. The phonic focus of the […]

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Magic Belt now on Accerlerated Reader!

The Magic Belt series is now on Accelerated Reader! This is fantastic as it will enable older, beginner readers to participate in reading and comprehension quizzes which has proved such a success in secondary schools. The texts in the series […]

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