BUNDLE: 1st Grade Decodable Readers ~ 32 Color/Blackline PDFs & eBooks

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This was great for distance learning and my students seemed to enjoy the stories. It didn't 100% line up with my phonics sequence but I just taught more red words that week.
My students loved that this was an extension of the lessons and content that we covered in the phonics lesson.



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VIDEO: K-2 Decodable Readers Overview

We’re happy to introduce this exciting new addition to our 1st grade phonics & spelling curriculum – decodable readers, written by Heather Watson & illustrated by Ashley Watson from Watson Works! As children learn to read, decodable readers are instrumental in building fluency and developing good reading strategies, so it was important for us to be able to offer these readers for our teachers. We sincerely want children to be become strong, confident readers by using our phonics & spelling program, and when a child can read a decodable book on his own, he/she gains a real feeling of success and accomplishment, resulting in an even greater motivation to read.

For each week of the program, we’re creating 1 decodable reader that reviews the phonics skills, spelling words, and high frequency words for that week. We are offering these readers in both color & blackline printable PDF formats, as well as in eBook formats so that teachers have the option of printing and assembling individual booklets for students or using them with their computers, tablets, and other smart mobile devices.


These are the books included in printable color/blackline PDFs & eBook formats:

Book 1 – “Sam and the Cat Play” – week 1

(phonics – short ă, n, d, p, f; spelling – am, at, sat, mat, ham; high frequency – and, be, with, you, play)

•Book 2 – “Hot, Hot, Hot!” – week 2

(phonics – short ŏ, h, s, h, g; spelling – log, top, hot, lot, ox; high frequency – for, what, have, he, look)

•Book 3 – “Tag! You Are It!” – week 3

(phonics – short ĭ, l, x, -s; spelling – if, is, him, rip, fit; high frequency – do, I, no, to, they)

•Book 4 – “Ben the Vet” – week 4

(phonics – short ĕ, y, w, k; spelling – yet, wet, web, pen, hen; high frequency – all, here, me, my, who)

•Book 5 – “Gus Digs for Bugs” – week 5

(phonics – short ŭ, qu, z; spelling – bug, mud, nut, hug, quit; high frequency – friend, good, up, his, it)

•Book 6 – “Zack Picks a Pet” – week 6

(phonics – short ă, short ŏ, c, k, ck, Floss Rule; spelling – an, bad, cat, pass, ran; high frequency – had, can, come, said, kick)

•Book 7 – “A Trip to Gran’s” – week 7

(phonics – short ĭ, short ĕ, r, r blends; spelling – did, will, six, grin, trip; high frequency – how, of, some, in, big)

•Book 8 – “Stef Gets Up” – week 8

(phonics – short ŭ, l blends, s blends; spelling – hop, block, pop, clock, fox; high frequency – on, not, her, she, got)

•Book 9 – “Matt and Jack Sled” – week 9

(phonics – m, j, th; spelling – must, sled, step, thick, bath; high frequency – get, after, was, that, them)

•Book 10 – “The King's Hunting Trip” – week 10

(phonics – ng, -ing, -ed, -es; spelling – foxes, glasses, yelled, fox, trip; high frequency – us, thing, long, jumping, bring)

•Book 11 – “Mitch and Dad Go Camping” – week 11

(phonics – ch, tch; spelling – chop, match, pitch, chip, much, chick, grin, trip, log, hot; high frequency – off, very, out)

•Book 12 – “Ship Fun for Ralph and Josh” – week 12

(phonics – sh, wh, ph; spelling – ship, shell, shop, whip, graph, which, fish, grin, trip, hug; high frequency – down, new, when)

•Book 13 – “The Best Spot” – week 13

(phonics – review blends, digraphs, trigraphs, combinations, suffixes; spelling – the, little, this, where, eat, best; high frequency – said, who, with, they)

•Book 14 – “Pete's Big Ride” – week 14

(phonics – Long Vowels (ā-e, ē-e, ī-e, ō-e, ū-e); spelling – came, late, waves, bike, stripe, white, hole; high frequency – over, make, made)

•Book 15 – “Brice and Gene at the Lodge” – week 15

(phonics – soft c (Çç), soft g (Ġġ), dge, ch, Jj; spelling – mice, gave, brave, shape, kite, drive, chases; high frequency – like, ride, nice)

•Book 16 – “Knox Writes a Note” – week 16

(phonics – silent letters – Gn (gn), Kn (kn), Wr (wr); spelling – so, home, rope, go, wrote; high frequency – around, because, light, show, think)

•Book 17 – “I Spy” – week 17

(phonics – ee, vowel y, igh, ie; spelling – feet, tree, keep, pie, try, sky, sight; high frequency – there, see, we)

•Book 18 – “Chase Takes the Mail” – week 18

(phonics – long ā, ai, ay; spelling – grain, mail, may, way, day, stay, pain, spray; high frequency – rain, your)

•Book 19 – “Cole the Tugboat Captain” – week 19

(phonics – long ō, oa, ōw; spelling – boat, coat, road, toast, snow, grow, blow, flow; high frequency – talk, were)

•Book 20 – “Dean’s Great Day” – week 20

(phonics – ēa, eā, ĕa, compound words; spelling – bedtime, sunset, bathtub, backpack, raincoat, inside, himself, rowboat; high frequency – want, wash)

•Book 21 – “A Noise in the Barn” – week 21

(phonics – ar, or; spelling – far, arm, barn, bark, yard, yarn, smart; high frequency – few, noise, loudly)

•Book 22 – “The Little Bird” – week 22
(phonics – er, ir, ur; spelling – her, bird, girl, first, third, curl, hurt, turn; high frequency – years, eight)

•Book 23 – “A Good Night” – week 23
(phonics – oo, ew, ue; spelling – book, good, took, foot, shook, wood, look; high frequency – again, house, father)

•Book 24 – “Snow in Our Town” – week 24
(phonics – ou, ow, oi, oy; spelling – noon, blew, soup, how, now, ouch, town; high frequency – ready, almost, kinds)

•Book 25 – “A Day Without Power” – week 25
(phonics – au, aw, -ed, -ing; spelling – house, found, out, shout, power; high frequency – buy, city, school, family, seven)

•Book 26 – “Mable and Mrs. Little” – week 26
(phonics – final stable syllables; spelling – table, staple, candle, jingle, grabbed, writing, used; high frequency – above, even toward)

•Book 27 – “Eiden and Atlas Have a Ball” – week 27
(phonics – schwa a, ä, ei; spelling – banana, alarm, idea, ball, watch, either, reins; high frequency – always, once, enough)

•Book 28 – “Mindy’s New Brother” – week 28
(phonics – wild colt words; spelling – kind, mind most, both, find, told, wild, sold; high frequency – across, ball)

•Book 29 – “Let’s Go to the Moon” – week 29
(phonics – contractions; spelling – don’t, can’t, I’ll, we’ll, they’re, you’re, we’ve, we’d, you’d, doesn’t)

•Book 30 – “Friendship Is…” – week 30
(phonics – suffixes (-er, -est, -ful, -less, -ness); spelling – harder, fastest, slower, shortest, sadness, nameless, bashful; high frequency – toward, kinds, years)

•Book 31 – “Cora’s Lesson” – week 31
(phonics – prefixes (un-, pre-, dis-); spelling – even, open, begin, baby, music; high frequency – brothers, most, people, everyone, only)

•Book 32 – “Chad’s Tooth” – week 32
(phonics – review digraphs, combinations, & suffixes; spelling – heap, third, book, tooth, white, quiet, phone, grew, agree, check)

We hope you enjoy this complement to our 1st grade phonics & spelling curriculum! Follow us on TpT, Facebook, Instagram and/or Pinterest to be alerted when additional products or sales are available.

~Heather & Ashley

Watson Works, LLC

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**You may also like our 1st Grade Phonics & Spelling Zaner-Bloser Bundle 1 Year that includes the 1st grade phonics & spelling lessons that these decodable readers accompany!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.


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