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Level 4 Decodable Readers - Worksheet Pack

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Years: 1 - 2

A set of one-pager worksheet versions of the texts from our Level 4 decodable readers.

Printable Decodable Readers From Teach Starter

Have you discovered Teach Starter’s extensive selection of decodable readers? These teaching treasures follow a structured, developmentally appropriate scope and sequence for introducing new sounds to early years students. They are based on the Australian Curriculum’s content descriptions for phonic knowledge at Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2, and the phonic knowledge and word recognition sub-element of the National Literacy Learning Progressions. 

Our black-and-white decodable readers have been created in an easy-to-print, A5 booklet format. All you need to do is print, fold, and voila! Instant decodable book!

Get Our Decodable Readers in Worksheet Form

We understand that it is sometimes necessary for teachers to opt for the easiest and least time-consuming option available! That is why we have compiled all of our Level 4 readers into this handy worksheet collection. Each reader has been condensed onto a one-page worksheet, but still contains all the vital information you need, such as: 

  • a list of the new sounds introduced in Level 4
  • a list of the tricky words the students will encounter in the text
  • a phonics-based decodable text with an accompanying illustration
  • a post-reading comprehension question
  • a further activity based on the text.

The texts in this Level 4 decodable readers pack are:

  • That’s Odd! (93 words)
  • Quinn’s Chicken (101 words)
  • Cricket (103 words)
  • Cash to Spend (106 words)
  • Stacks of Pets (112 words)

The phonemic focus at Level 4 is single consonants, double consonants and consonant digraphs. The graphemes introduced at Level 4 are: soft c, soft g, sh, ch, th (thin), th (them), ng, y (yes), y (my), y (baby), j, v, w, wh, x, qu, bb, dd, gg, mm, pp, rr, tt.

A note about ‘qu’: In days gone by, ‘qu’ was always considered a digraph (two letters that make one sound), and was taught to our students as such. However, the most recent thought is that ‘qu’ should not be treated as a digraph. This is because, in most words in the English language, you can hear two distinct sounds when you say ‘qu’: a ‘k’ sound and ‘w’ sound (think queen, quail, quiet).

The reason why these letters have been paired together and introduced as ‘qu’ in our readers is that this ‘kw’ sound is the most common occurrence of the letter ‘q’ in our language, and must always ne followed by a letter ‘u’. When the letter ‘q’ is used on its own, the sound it makes is completely different. These words are often Anglicised versions of words that have their origins in other languages.

 For a complete breakdown of the phonemic knowledge introduced at each level of this decodable readers series, download our free teacher support pack. This support pack has been designed to help you implement this decodable readers series with ease! It includes:

  • a complete phonics scope and sequence 
  • a diagnostic assessment tool (to help you place students on the appropriate level)
  • a student tracking sheet.

Multiple Applications for Our Decodable Text Worksheets

We have created this alternate version of our readers with you, our valued teachers, in mind! Check out these ideas for using these decodable text worksheets in your classroom. You could use them for:

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