Tag Archives: decodable books

Where do our stories come from?

On many occasions, especially at conferences, teachers have said to us, “You have gone ahead and done what I always dreamed of doing!”  They describe how every lesson they write decodable stories for their pupils and thought what a good […]

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Why sorting words is an important activity

I recently listened to the much anticipated webinar given by the Reading Ape.  (If you haven’t heard of the elusive Reading Ape, do check out the website which has fantastic research-based articles about reading.)  Anyway, the Reading Ape discussed the […]

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Exciting, engaging and relevant reading books

Another lovely review from a happy customer… “Phonic books provide an exciting, engaging, relevant and real reading opportunity for pupils at different stages of their reading journey. The books are carefully tailored to provide meaningful reading content that remains of […]

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Do kids need to read decodable books to become fluent readers?

Decodable books build ‘reading muscle’ – another great post from Spelfabet. If you are wondering why kids need to read decodable books in order to become fluent readers – here is the answer! All adults can find listening to beginner […]

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Decodable Books – What’s the Point?

I read this post and thought it was really worth reposting.  It explains in simple and sympathetic language why decodable books have an important role to play in learning to read.  New Zealand has been slow in adopting Systematic Synthetic […]

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FREE decodable book and resources for all to use!

  In times like these, it’s important that we all pull together for the greater good. With that in mind, Phonic Books are delighted to be offering free resources for parents, carers and teachers alike, who want to support children […]

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Decodable books – why they are important

 What are decodable books? For people who can read – all books are decodable. For children who are learning to read – decodable books are controlled texts that they can decode at each level as they acquire literacy (by sounding out […]

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"I call a decodable text a ‘no tricks book’." Why and how to use decodables

Here is a straightforward explanation about the usefulness of decodable books for children learning to read. ‘The look on children’s faces when they realise how easy reading is – knowing the sounds and connecting them to graphemes on the page. […]

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New English Curriculum and decodable books

The new English curriculum, which will be implemented in September 2014, specifies that children should be reading decodable books as they acquire literacy.  This is the flyer we are sending to schools.  

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The importance of skills practice when learning to read

Learning to read, initially,  has two components: 1. knowledge – learning the graphemes and the sounds they represent 2. skills – learning to blend sounds into words and segment sounds for spelling Many teachers offer lots of fun ways to […]

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