All About Decodable Texts

Developed in Consultation with Wiley Blevins

What does the Science of Reading say about the importance of decodables in reading instruction?

The Science of Reading supports a systematic approach to teaching reading. High-quality sets of decodable readers facilitate students’ acquisition of phonics and other reading skills through a specific scope and sequence designed to introduce sounds, words, and skills through a carefully planned approach.

“Science of Reading research indicates that 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

Wiley Blevins
Literacy Consultant and Principal Author, ILA 2019 Literacy Leadership Brief: Meeting the Challenges of Early Literacy Phonics Instruction

How do I know which decodable resources to buy?

Today’s market is flooded with products that claim to support the Science of Reading. How can you be sure that you’re making the right investment? Use our Science of Reading Evaluation Checklist, created by Wiley Blevins, to help you select the right program or set of books for you and your students.

Maximize your phonics instruction with decodable texts for every instructional setting.

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Text Collections

Phonics Programs


Core Programs

Professional Development

Benchmark Academy: Meaningful Phonics

Take a comprehensive online course taught by Wiley Blevins!

PD Essentials: Meaningful Phonics and Word Study

Meaningful Phonics and Word Study: Lesson Fix Ups for Impactful Teaching
by Wiley Blevins

PD Essentials: Conquering Dyslexia

A Guide to Early Detection and Intervention for Teachers and Families
by Jan Hasbrouck

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