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Decodable Text Worksheets - Single Graphemes (Set 1)

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF, Word | 1 page | Years: F - 1

A set of 10 decodable text worksheets for early readers.

What are decodable texts?

Decodable texts contain a high percentage of words that use the GPCs (grapheme-phoneme correspondences) that students have already been taught. As students learn more letter-sound relationships, they can read decodable texts of greater complexity.

Texts that focus on the short vowel sound – CVC, CVCC and CCVC words

These 10 texts focus on the five short vowel sounds. The words used most commonly are CVC words, though some CCVC and CVCC words are also used. All of the words used in the text (apart from the tricky words) are decodable and use single grapheme letter-sound correspondences.

What are tricky words?

The top of each worksheet lists the ‘tricky words’ that the students will encounter within the text. A tricky word can be defined as a word that a student cannot decode using their current phonetic knowledge. It is recommended that teachers highlight and discuss these tricky words with the students before commencing the worksheet.

How do I know my students are reading for meaning?

In order to ensure that students have understood what they have read (not just decoded it), a comprehension question is included at the bottom of each worksheet. A simple drawing or writing task related to the text is also included.

What texts are included?

  • The Hot Sun
  • My Pet Dog
  • Pam the Pink Pig
  • The Hot Bun
  • The Big Cut
  • The Ant
  • Sam the Vet
  • The Fat Rat
  • The Red Van
  • Bugs and Slugs

Need to make some personal adjustments? Download in Microsoft Word for an editable option!

Looking for more awesome decodable texts using single graphemes? Click on the thumbnail below to access Set 2!

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Decodable Text Worksheets – Single Graphemes (Set 2)

A set of 10 decodable text worksheets for early readers.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageYears: F - 1

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  • Cath Kain
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    Absolutely love them. Would love the next level too...with a focus on CCVC and CVCC words.

    • Dean Hughes
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      Hi Cath, as a follow-up, I have been informed that a resource focusing on CCVC and CVCC words are available here: https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource/decodable-text-worksheets-single-graphemes-set-2/ Hopefully those resources help, and apologies for not linking you to the proper resource initially!

    • Dean Hughes
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      Hi Cath, thanks for the suggestion! So we can keep all of our suggestions and requests together, can you please submit a change request to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above? Thanks!

  • Gwen Brennan
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    Is there only 2 sets or will you be making more sets? My kids found the activity easy to do during home learning since they are able to do them independently.

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Gwen! Thanks so much for your comment and that is fantastic news that your students have been able to use this during home learning. We are actually working on some more as we speak - stay tuned!

  • Gwen Brennan
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    Is there another set? My class likes this resource because they can read it independently and do the activity.

  • Alison Hooper
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    Fabulous resource. My munchkins love them.

    • Bronwyn
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      Hi Alison! Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, we're so glad your kids are loving these!

  • Jenny Lodwick
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    These are fabulous!!! More please!!

    • Trish (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Jenny, we're absolutely hoping to be able to make more! Keep your eyes open for those.

  • Kathryn Adams
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    Thanks so much!

    • Holly (Teach Starter)
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      You're most welcome Kathryn! Glad you have found this resource helpful.

  • Holly (Teach Starter)
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  • Nette
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    These are fabulous! Would love to see these with increasing levels of complexity

    • Bronwyn
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      Hi, Nette, thanks for your feedback. Please feel free to drop your suggestion in the Change Suggestions tab just over to the right. That way you'll be notified of any future updates. Thanks!

  • Lucky Jayawardhana
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    Love these. Hope Teach Starter will create more sets with increasing difficulty.

    • Bronwyn
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      Hey Lucy! Keep your eyes peeled ;) Have a great week!

  • Alisha Mitchell
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    These are AWESOME! Thank you - Looking forward to more sets :)

    • Bronwyn
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      Thank you, Alisha! The team had a lot of fun creating these!

  • Corrina Ingle
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    Love these so much! It is so hard to get resources for students to read.

    • Trish (Teach Starter)
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      Thanks so much Corrina! I hope these help!