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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.

Pick

Compare your phonics scope and sequence to the information for each book (see the last page) to pick the right text for you. 

Print 

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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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