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Free Research-Based, Teacher-Approved Decodables

for supporting decoding and beyond

how it works

Beyond Decodables aims to support young readers' success in reading by allowing children the chance to decode words in a meaningful context. Our collection of complimentary books, created in collaboration with Boston Public Schools, are highly research-based and approved by experts, teachers, and children. Using our Six Aspects of Beyond Decodables, learn about how these books were written to support Pre-K-2 students and teachers.

We suggest using our resources for small group reading activities.




Most texts are available in digital editions (projectable PDFs) and printer-friendly editions.

Print using "two-sided, short edged binding." Fold or staple together for a finished book.

deepen your practice

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Check out our founder, Dr. Julia B. Lindsey’s new book, now available everywhere books are sold.


In this book, Dr. Julia B. Lindsey’s evidence-based routines help young readers decode words efficiently so they can spend more energy on comprehending—and enjoying—what they read! You’ll find:

● Need-to-know essentials of how kids learn to read.

● Principles of high-quality foundational skills instruction.

● Teacher-approved instructional “swaps” to improve early reading instruction.

Reading Above the Fray addresses content learning, culturally responsive practices, and the importance of engaging readers from the start.

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