How to Teach Decodable Readers
Teaching tips are provided with each story to prepare children for success before they read each title. These tips detail any new sight words used in the book as well as phonics concepts children will need to know. After reading each story, use the provided comprehension questions to help the child focus on the content of what they are reading.
Download our Scope and Sequence to see the specific skills taught by each Reader. Skills that are explicitly taught include sight word recognition, phonics, and comprehension. Why Easy For Me Children's Readers Are So Effective is a great resource to learn more about teaching with our readers!
Students will learn only 8 sounds and 4 sight words and then will be able to read the first two stories! Next they will learn 5 sight words and read 2 more books. By the time the child gets to book 7, he or she will have learned 8 sounds and 23 sight words.
Children will learn 11 more sounds and 31 new sight words. They will read 8 more stories.
The child will learn the balance of basic sounds and the rest of the sight words, and will be able to read 7 more books!
A Structured, Incremental Approach
Easy-for-Me™ Children's Readers are designed to be read in sequence, as the skills used in each build on each other and gradually increase in difficulty. Easy-for-Me™ Children’s Readers teach sight words and phonics concepts explicitly so that there are no gaps in what the children know.
These decodable/sight word readers are perfect for providing reading practice after children learn sounds using Alphabet cards and sight word vocabulary using SnapWords® cards.