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 consonant digraphs – ‘sh’, ‘ck’, ‘ch’, ‘th’ and ‘wh’
These 10 texts focus on the consonant digraphs ‘sh’, ‘ck’, ‘ch’, ‘th’ and ‘wh’. Short vowel sounds, single grapheme letter-sound correspondences for most letters of the alphabet, and some consonant blends are also included.
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?
- My Pet Duck
- The Red Drum
- In the Bush
- At the Bank
- The Old Truck
- The Gold Chest
- Don’s Chin
- The Pigs
- My Bent Hand
- The Clock
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Looking for more awesome decodable texts using common consonant digraphs? Click on the thumbnail below to access Set 1!
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words
Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words
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- Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Key Stage 1 (KS1) covers students in Year 1 and Year 2.
- Read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words containing GPCs that have been taught
Read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words containing GPCs that have been taught
- Word reading
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