BEC Decodables

BEC Decodables

Print + Digital • Grades K-1

Instructive, Comprehensible, and Engaging Texts

Build decoding and comprehension skills for Grades K-1.

  • Instructive books practice phonics skills in an explicit, systematic, & spiraled way.
  • Comprehensible texts incorporate natural sounding speech and sentence patterns.
  • Engaging and interesting stories with vivid design ignite students’ desire to read.
  • Support teachers with concise & explicit lessons on critical reading & writing skills.
  • Involve families with take-home books to build student confidence & home libraries.
  • Provides a variety of formats to fit any instructional model or budget.

Click here to view our Spanish language series, BEC Mis libritos de fonetica.

Featured in Trusted Decodable Text Guides

“At least 50% of a phonics lesson should be spent on applying a skill to reading and writing. It’s in the application that the learning sticks. Decodable texts are the critical application tool.”

—Wiley Blevins, Ed.D.
Literacy Expert and Benchmark Education Consultant

  • Drive instruction with a systematic, purposeful scope and sequence vetted by consultant Wiley Blevins.

  • Explicit, direct instruction and practice with a built-in review and repetition cycle teaches mastery to transfer. 

  • Texts encourage students to blend and not guess unfamiliar words.

  • Supports key literary, science, and social studies topics. 

  • Comprehensible stories make sense and include content worth talking about.
  • Reinforces phonics skills taught in the classroom within the context of a story. 
  • Includes familiar storylines to ensure ease of reading and empower young readers to feel self-reliant. 
  • Offers authentic practice with phonics skills and sight words ensures ease of reading.
  • Engaging and enjoyable readers nurture a love of reading, anytime, anywhere!
  • Support students in making reading a habitual practice.
  • Enables students to experience the joy of reading independently.
  • Decodable texts offer a balance of fiction and informational text for knowledge building and reading for pleasure.  
  • Teacher components include:

    • Teacher Cards for each title support reading, writing, listening, and speaking, with essential fluency-building instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, and high-frequency words, along with before, during, and after reading tips for book talks, discussion questions, and writing prompts.    
    • Explicit small-group lessons targeted to each element being taught.
    • Support for a wide range of students, including English Learners

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    Teacher Cards developed in
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    Wiley Blevins, Ed.D.

 

  • Flexible packaging supports multiple school needs while delivering tailored, student-centered instruction.
  • Single-copy classroom sets.
  • 6-packs sets with Teacher Cards.
  • All print resources available digitally on Benchmark Universe.
  • On-demand professional development available 24/7 at Benchmark Academy.
  • Take Home books and Home-School Connection activities support family engagement. 
  • Access BEC Decodables eBooks on tablets or desktops, or mobile through Benchmark Universe. 
  • Print & digital availability allows for a variety of learning environments.
  • eBooks offer a  wide variety of tools including virtual sticky notes, annotations, and the ability to assign books, helping to engage students with virtual instruction.

The University of Florida Literary Institute’s Foundations Toolbox offers a Decodable Text Guide.

UFLI has correlated BEC Decodables, along with other series, to align to their Foundations scope and sequence.

To support educators using that program, Benchmark Education has created a UFLI-specific offering that delivers only the titles cited in the order of UFLI Foundations instruction. 

Click here to learn more.

Click here to access correlation.

Brochure

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Scope and Sequence

See the systematic scope and sequence
developed by Wiley Blevins. 

Virtual Samples

Experience BEC Decodables with virtual samples of student texts and teacher support materials.

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  1. BEC Decodables Gr. K Decodable Books Single-Copy Set - 39 Titles
    BEC Decodables Gr. K Decodable Books Single-Copy Set - 39 Titles WW-Y58159

    “Accountable decodable texts match the criteria established in Becoming a Nation of Readers for quality Phonics follow-up: instructive, comprehensible, and engaging – giving children opportunities to apply phonics learning” – Wiley Blevins, E.D.   

      

    Grounded in Science of Reading research, BEC Decodables supports early literacy phonics instruction through captivating fiction and nonfiction texts that are both fun and informative. BEC Decodables will enhance student engagement and empower students to reinforce phonics skills typically taught in Grade K. BEC Decodables offers instructive, comprehensible, and engaging decodable readers in 39 Single-Copy Sets that support individualized learning while covering phonemic awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, and more.  

    $195.00
    Grade K
  2. BEC Decodables Gr. 1 Decodable Books Single-Copy Set - 72 Titles
    BEC Decodables Gr. 1 Decodable Books Single-Copy Set - 72 Titles WW-Y58160

    “Accountable decodable texts match the criteria established in Becoming a Nation of Readers for quality Phonics follow-up: instructive, comprehensible, and engaging – Giving children opportunities to apply phonics learning” – Wiley Blevins, E.D. 

       

    Grounded in Science of Reading research, BEC Decodables supports early literacy phonics instruction through captivating fiction and nonfiction texts that are both fun and informative. BEC Decodables will enhance student engagement and empower students to reinforce phonics skills typically taught in Grade 1. BEC Decodables offers instructive, comprehensible, and engaging decodable readers in 72 Single Copy Sets that support individualized learning while covering phonemic awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, and more. 

     

    $360.00
    Grade 1
  3. BEC Decodables Gr. K Decodable Books and Teacher Card Set - 39 Titles
    BEC Decodables Gr. K Decodable Books and Teacher Card Set - 39 Titles WW-Y58165

    “Accountable decodable texts match the criteria established in Becoming a Nation of Readers for quality Phonics follow-up: instructive, comprehensible, and engaging – giving children opportunities to apply phonics learning” – Wiley Blevins, E.D. 

      

    Grounded in Science of Reading research, BEC Decodables supports early literacy phonics instruction through captivating fiction and nonfiction texts that are both fun and informative. BEC Decodables will enhance student engagement and empower students to reinforce phonics skills typically taught at Grade K. BEC Decodables delivers 39 instructive, comprehensible, and engaging decodable readers, with corresponding Teacher Cards that provide a wealth of instruction, covering phonemic awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, and more. 

    $1,065.00
    Grade K
  4. BEC Decodables Gr. 1 Decodable Books and Teacher Card Set - 72 Titles
    BEC Decodables Gr. 1 Decodable Books and Teacher Card Set - 72 Titles WW-Y58166

    “Accountable decodable texts match the criteria established in Becoming a Nation of Readers for quality Phonics follow-up: instructive, comprehensible, and engaging – giving children opportunities to apply phonics learning” – Wiley Blevins, E.D. 

      

    Grounded in Science of Reading research, BEC Decodables supports early literacy phonics instruction through captivating fiction and nonfiction texts that are both fun and informative. BEC Decodables will enhance student engagement and empower students to reinforce phonics skills typically taught in Grade 1. BEC Decodables delivers 72 instructive, comprehensible, and engaging decodable readers, with corresponding Teacher Cards that provide a wealth of instruction, covering phonemic awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, and more. 

    $1,630.00
    Grade 1
  5. BEC Decodables Gr. K-1 Complete Set Print and Digital 1-Year
    BEC Decodables Gr. K-1 Complete Set Print and Digital 1-Year WW-XY10695

    “Accountable decodable texts match the criteria established in Becoming a Nation of Readers for quality Phonics follow-up: instructive, comprehensible, and engaging – giving children opportunities to apply phonics learning” – Wiley Blevins, E.D. 

      

    Grounded in Science of Reading research, BEC Decodables supports early literacy phonics instruction through captivating fiction and nonfiction texts that are both fun and informative, maximizing learning in both print and digital formats. The print and digital option enhances accessibility and engagement, offering students in Grades K-1 opportunities for greater parental involvement in their educational journey. BEC Decodables delivers 111 instructive, comprehensible, and engaging decodable readers, with corresponding print and digital teacher cards that provide a wealth of instruction, covering phonemic awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, and more.  

    $2,635.00
  6. BEC Decodables UFLI Single-Copy Set - 74 Titles
    BEC Decodables UFLI Single-Copy Set - 74 Titles WW-Y62870

    “Accountable decodable texts match the criteria established in Becoming a Nation of Readers for quality Phonics follow-up: instructive, comprehensible, and engaging – giving children opportunities to apply phonics learning” – Wiley Blevins, E.D.  

    Grounded in Science of Reading research, BEC Decodables supports early literacy phonics instruction through captivating fiction and nonfiction texts that are both fun and informative. BEC Decodables will enhance student engagement and empower students to reinforce phonics skills. BEC Decodables UFLI Single-Copy Classroom Package offers 74 Decodable Reader titles that are cited in the UFLI Foundations Decodable Text Guide. Titles are organized by the UFLI Foundations suggested scope and sequence.

    $375.00
    Grade K - 1
  7. BEC Decodables UFLI Decodable Books and Teacher Card Set - 74 Titles
    BEC Decodables UFLI Decodable Books and Teacher Card Set - 74 Titles WW-Y62871

    "Accountable decodable texts match the criteria established in Becoming a Nation of Readers for quality Phonics follow-up: instructive, comprehensible, and engaging – giving children opportunities to apply phonics learning” – Wiley Blevins, E.D.  

    Grounded in Science of Reading research, BEC Decodables supports early literacy phonics instruction through captivating fiction and nonfiction texts that are both fun and informative. BEC Decodables will enhance student engagement and empower students to reinforce phonics skills. The BEC Decodables UFLI Classroom Package offers 74 Decodable Reader titles that are cited in the UFLI Foundations Decodable Text Guide. Titles are organized by the UFLI Foundations suggested K-2 scope and sequence and are accompanied by instructive Teacher Cards.

    $1,675.00
    Grade K - 1
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