Reinforces phonics skills taught in the classroom within the context of a story
Helps students make sense of phonics: we learn phonics in order to read fun books
Enables students to experience the joy of reading independently!
Builds confidence at lower levels with support from rebus images
For more information on how literacy expert Wiley Blevins addresses rebus images and decodable readers, click here!
Literacy Consultant and Principal Author, ILA 2019 Literacy Leadership Brief: Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction
Instructive—A high percentage of words can be sounded out to develop mastery of basic phonics skills.
Comprehensible—Text is natural-sounding and includes common English sentence patterns.
Engaging—Stories are fun and informative, and worth reading, talking about, writing about, and rereading to develop fluency.
Take-Home Decodable Readers with Parent Guides
Take-home black-and-white Decodable Readers promote building phonics knowledge at home. An easy and affordable way to reinforce the home–school connection and support students beyond the classroom!
Parent guides offer ideas for before, during, and after reading to help students get the most from their Decodable Readers.
Decodable Readers eBooks
Access Decodable Readers eBooks on tablets, on desktops, or mobile through Benchmark Universe. A wide variety of tools including virtual sticky notes, annotations, and the ability to assign books helps engage students with virtual instruction.
Scope and Sequence
See the systematic scope and sequence developed by Wiley Blevins