Our decodable library consists of 348 readers and supporting resources with 60 more decodable readers to follow in 2021. The readers provide students with text-based context to practise emerging reading skills and build confidence to master the phonics code. Our decodable reading boxes are organised into six Phonics Phases, with fiction and non-fiction for each, and specialty science readers.
Each story has been written with a strictly controlled text, so that children are only exposed to those letter sounds that they have previously learned and tricky words feature only after they have been introduced. There are some words considered tricky that are introduced alongside the progression as many of these are high frequency words and help with the story.
The Scope and Sequence starts with Phonemic Awareness which also includes Speaking and Listening (language development) and pre-reading. It then progresses through Phases 2-5 covering phonics patterns systematically. Finally spelling structures like suffixes are taught at Phase 6.