Decodable Books - Basic Level (Set of 14 Books)
Decodable Books are books that include text that can be read phonetically using the rules of phonics instruction taught up to that point. This set of fourteen decodable books aligns with the sequence of sounds taught in our Basic Foundational Reading program, which include all basic consonants and short vowel sounds. A few high-frequency words are also included in each book, which can be found on the inside cover.
Illustrations on the inside of the book are black and white. Each book also incorporates a discussion on vocabulary and comprehension.
The progression of sounds introduced builds upon the previous sound pools are introduced here:
Pool 1 (2 books): m, n, f, v, p, b, a
A Nap for Pam (see preview here)
Pool 2 (3 books): t, d, c, k, g, i
Hide and Seek
The Big Hit
Pool 3 (3 books): s, z, j, u
Animals in Action (Nonfiction - I Read / You Read) (see preview here)
Buzz Says the Bug
Fun in the Sun
Pool 4 (3 books): l, r, o
Rub, Dub, Dub!
Jobs (see preview here)
The Lost Sock
Pool 5 (3 books): w, h, y, e
Nell the Hen (see preview here)
If You Give a Kid a Pet
Water (Nonfiction - I Read / You Read)
Wondering what the difference is between decodable books and leveled readers? Learn more here.
Looking for additional decodable resources? Check out our set of Proficient Decodable books (for first grade instruction) and our Dive Into Reading booklet, which includes decodable words, sentences, and paragraphs aligned with each phonics skill.