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Decodable Books for Kids

First Grade Curriculum Created in collaboration with Boston Public Schools

All texts currently on this website were created to support various versions of Focus on First, the first-grade curriculum of the Boston Public Schools. These texts were specifically written and illustrated to be culturally relevant and empowering to children in Boston.

Text topics include "nature" and "animals."

Text are all about animals, their features, and their habitats.

*We also include consonant digraphs and suffix -s ending.

Texts are about economics, innovations, and inventors (and other persistent characters)

Also includes the beginning of the text series, Genius Gia, following one main character, Gia, as she learns about light, sound, and scientists/innovators

Texts are about innovations and inventors

Also includes two text series:

Genius Gia texts follow one main character, Gia, as she learns about light, sound, and scientists/innovators

The Magic Compass texts (digital/print is the same pdf) follow two siblings using a compass to navigate in their neighborhood