Why Decodables?

Have you been noticing something different about your Just Right Reader books? Yes-our new laugh-out-loud books are written by teachers who strive to hook the interest of all readers, but there is something extra special about some of the titles. Our book writing team wrote a whole bundle of decodable texts!

just right reader

Why Decodables?

Have you been noticing something different about your Just Right Reader books? Yes-our new laugh-out-loud books are written by teachers who strive to hook the interest of all readers, but there is something extra special about some of the titles. Our book writing team wrote a whole bundle of decodable texts!

just right reader

Our decodables are texts that are systematic and structured designed for kids to practice phonics skills and transfer them across all books. Sounds boring? I promise our decodables are filled with opportunities to talk, laugh and beg to be reread.

But why should kids read decodables? Here are my top 3 reasons:

  • Decodable books compel readers to practice their decoding skills. When kids have direct and repeated access to exercise their phonics skills, it will help them when they need to read longer words. Pro tip: Tell your kids about the type of words they are going to see! For example, you can say “This book will help you practice reading words that have CH in it”. When we explicitly explain to kids the purpose of a book, they will be more likely to read the words with that purpose in mind. 
  • Decodable texts help kids make big steps to becoming a fluent and independent reader. Think of decodables like training wheels for a bicycle. When students read decodables they are having multiple chances to practice a targeted phonics skill. Then when kids see words that look similar in other books they are more likely to read them without getting stuck. Talk about a confidence boost too! 
  • Since our Just Right Reader decodables follow a systemic progression based on reading development, you’ll never have to guess if your child is reading the right one. Our decodables build on each other so your child’s phonics skills will grow and grow

I love sharing my teacher insider tips with you! At Just Right Reader we strive to bridge the connection from school to home so we can form a community of reading lovers. Are you looking for more inside information? Feel free to write me an email to ask any questions (sarahr@justrightreader.com).  Or reach out below!

Our decodables are texts that are systematic and structured designed for kids to practice phonics skills and transfer them across all books. Sounds boring? I promise our decodables are filled with opportunities to talk, laugh and beg to be reread.

But why should kids read decodables? Here are my top 3 reasons:

  • Decodable books compel readers to practice their decoding skills. When kids have direct and repeated access to exercise their phonics skills, it will help them when they need to read longer words. Pro tip: Tell your kids about the type of words they are going to see! For example, you can say “This book will help you practice reading words that have CH in it”. When we explicitly explain to kids the purpose of a book, they will be more likely to read the words with that purpose in mind. 
  • Decodable texts help kids make big steps to becoming a fluent and independent reader. Think of decodables like training wheels for a bicycle. When students read decodables they are having multiple chances to practice a targeted phonics skill. Then when kids see words that look similar in other books they are more likely to read them without getting stuck. Talk about a confidence boost too! 
  • Since our Just Right Reader decodables follow a systemic progression based on reading development, you’ll never have to guess if your child is reading the right one. Our decodables build on each other so your child’s phonics skills will grow and grow

I love sharing my teacher insider tips with you! At Just Right Reader we strive to bridge the connection from school to home so we can form a community of reading lovers. Are you looking for more inside information? Feel free to write me an email to ask any questions (sarahr@justrightreader.com).  Or reach out below!