My struggling readers were having a hard time jumping straight into a decodable reader, so I began using this 5 part lesson to prepare them to decode words in context.
This lesson includes
-Phonemic Awareness using Elkonin Boxes
-Letter tiles to build words (isolating and changing phonograms)
-Touch and Read words (sounding out words and blending together)
-Read with Speed (fluent word reading practice)
-An Original Decodable Reader (using the words that have been practiced in the lesson)
Hope this helps your struggling readers too!