Are you teaching young children to read using fiction and nonfiction readers?
If so, it’s imperative that your learners get lots of practice with decodable text … text with words they can sound out and not guess using the pictures.
In the past, I really resisted decodable readers.
I was sure they made no sense, would kill a love for reading, and got in the way of comprehension.
The fact is that there ARE some bad decodable books out there. But good ones are being created and shared all the time.
(You might have seen my sight word lessons with accompanying decodable books.)
It’s tricky to find nonfiction readers that kids can sound out … so I’ve started creating very simple nonfiction decodable books for new readers.
I hope you’ll add my nonfiction decodable books to your list of favorites!
P.S. While I hope to create more of these books, this will likely be the extent of the free collection. Enjoy!
PLEASE NOTE: I am currently updating these books and will be changing the selection of free books. Please watch for that change, coming in the spring of 2022.
Looking for more nonfiction decodable readers? Consider Flyleaf. You can order a variety of decodable books in different genres. These are some of the highest quality decodable books that I have found.