Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Just Right Reader. All opinions are my own. I only promote products I know and love!
Are you looking for decodable books to fill your classroom library? You can’t go wrong with Just Right Reader!
When Just Right Reader asked to sponsor this blog post, I jumped at the chance. That’s because their giant collection of over 300 books is one every primary teacher and reading interventionist will love!
Sara Rich, an experienced educator (and former school principal!) has always been passionate about teaching reading. In fact, she received San Francisco Mayor’s Principal of the Year award after she helped schools raise reading achievement levels.
When Sara’s own daughter struggled to read, Sara saw the need for more fun and engaging decodable books.
She recruited a team of reading experts and phonics leaders to help create decodables that students and teachers would love … and the rest is history!
5 reasons teachers and school districts LOVE Just Right Reader Decodable Books
1 – Just Right Reader has an enormous collection of decodable books for Pre-K to third grade.
Never run out of decodables again!
- The Pre-K library includes 62 titles and teaches letter recognition and phonemic awareness.
- The Kindergarten library includes 50 titles and features CVC words.
- The First Grade library includes 110 titles and features digraphs, beginning blends, ending blends, final e, and r-controlled vowels.
- The Second Grade library includes 90 titles and features vowel teams, multi-consonant sounds, and final stable syllables.
2 – The books are at least 80% decodable.
If you’ve ever picked up a “decodable” book and found that it contains far too many words with phonics patterns you haven’t taught yet … you know how frustrating that can be for students!
Just Right Reader has you covered. It follows a solid scope and sequence; its books primarily feature words with sound-spelling relationships that have been previously taught. The books also include high frequency words so that the sentences sound the way we speak (whew – no stilted language structures here!).
3- The books are high quality and feature a variety of engaging illustrations with diverse characters.
Decodable passages have their place, but there’s nothing like having a real book in your hands. These are solid, sturdy little books with words on the left and full color pictures on the right.
You and your students will enjoy the variety in the illustrations – since many different illustrators work for Just Right Reader, there are many different styles to enjoy!
4 – Teaching tips and a QR code to a phonics lessons are included with each book.
The front of each book names the featured sound-spelling. The back pages repeat the target skill, provide extra words to sound out, and list the words featured in the book.
This is a fantastic reference for both teachers and parents — making Just Right Reader decodables the perfect choice for at-home reading.
Bonus! Each book has QR code with a link to a phonics lesson that goes with each decodable!
Just Right Reader even sells Take-Home Decodable Boxes: students get personalized-to-their-phonics-level packs of decodables to take home and keep. Parents can use the QR code on the back of each book to access the phonics lessons and reinforce what’s being taught in the classroom!
5 – Just Right Reader also sells Decodable Plus books featuring both fiction and nonfiction chapter books.
The Decodables Plus books are geared for emerging readers in third to fifth grade who are behind in reading but don’t want to read “babyish” books. The Decodable Plus library currently includes a series about planets (which includes the biography of Mae Jamison pictured above), animals of the Everglades, dangerous places, the Lost River Camp Adventure Series, and the Next-Door Detective Agency series.
And here’s something else to love …
Just Right Reader has a free e-library featuring 60 books that you can read online for FREE! These are online flip books that will let you “try before you buy.” (And trust me … you’ll be hooked!)
Ready to get started?
Head to Just Right Reader’s shop where you can purchase, create a purchase order, or request a quote.
Have fun exploring!