Welcome to Beyond Decodables

It's hard to find books that support beginning readers across multiple dimensions of reading.

That's where Beyond Decodables comes in!


Beginning readers need the chance to use phonics skills to read new words in books. 


But, readers also need the chance to read books that are engaging, meaningful, and knowledge-building. 

Beyond Decodables aim to support multiple major needs of beginning readers through our Six Aspects of Beyond Decodables (below). These books utilize these research-based considerations to help children grow as readers.

Beyond Decodables was created by Julia Lindsey, a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan's School of Education. All text currently available were also created in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools Department of Early Childhood.