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Level 5 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 5 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 5 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 5
  • 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 5 decodable readers pack are:

  • Close Mates (129 words)
  • Eliza’s Ride (131 words)
  • The Animal Race (133 words)
  • Robot Hide and Seek (139 words)
  • Bake Off! (146 words)

The phonemic focus at Level 5 is long vowel sounds. The graphemes introduced at Level 5 are: i, ie, igh, i_e, a, ai, ay, a_e, o, oa, ow, o_e, e, ee, ea, e_e, u, oo, ew, ue, u_e.

 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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