Short Vowel Decodable Readers, Activities & Lesson Plans | Science of Reading

Imagine everything you need for small-group literacy all in one place.  I’m talking lesson plan, pre-reading activities, post-reading activities and more all at your fingertips. This resource is thoughtfully designed to align with the Science of Reading, providing a solid foundation for early readers.  Say hello to feeling great about the instruction you deliver – in half the time or less spent prepping and planning!  Want to try one out?  Grab your FREE short vowel decodable reader right here.  Click the preview button below for an inside look at these short vowel decodable readers.

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Are you looking to effectively teach your students how to read short vowel sounds and easily identify short vowel phonics patterns? Aligned with The Science of Reading, these Short Vowel Decodable Readers include all the decodable books, lesson plans, and no-prep activities you need to teach your students how to read and decode short vowel words in your kindergarten classroom.

This set of 20 Short Vowel Decodable Readers includes:

  • Short vowel practice for sounds A, E, I, O, and U
  • 4 decodable books for each short vowel sound
  • Easy to follow lesson plans for each book
  • Pre and post-reading activities to use with each set vowel sound books
  • Mini anchor charts
  • Comprehension questions for each book
  • NO-PREP activities

***Click the preview to take a look at some of the books and activities included!

These SOR aligned books give you everything you’d need to conduct an effective small group reading lesson for short vowels. The already-done-for-you lesson plans guide you through thorough lessons for each book, including comprehension questions to ask, prompts, word work ideas, guided writing, and activities. Each book was made to easily be printed, used in the classroom, and then sent home for even more time spent practicing short vowel sounds.

The best part? You can tailor your instruction based on the needs of your students with little to no prep required. Simply pick and choose which activities best suite your students while using each book in your small groups.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Brenda M. says, “My students love reading each story. The stories are written so the student is able to read the words independently. However, the best part are the lesson plans that tell you how to prep, activities to print to practice the short vowel sound for each booklet, questions to ask, and a weekly format to follow each day. This has made it so much easier to meet the needs of my lower students and not use a lot of my time to create the materials.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Arisa M. says, “I love the books and the pieces that connect learning to the book.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Heather S. says, “This is a nice collection of decodables! They are easy to print and use.”

Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):

Kindergarten: RF.K.1, RF.K.1a, RF.K.1b, RF.K.1c, RF.K.2,RF.K.2a, RF.K.2b, RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d, RF.K.2e, RF.K.3, RF.K.3a, RF.K.3b, RF.K.3c, RF.K.3d, RF.K.4

First Grade: RF.1.1, RF.1.1a, RF.1.2,RF.1.2a, RF.1.2b, RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, RF.1.3, RF.1.3b, RF.1.4, RF.1.4a, RF.1.4b, RF.1.4c


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3 reviews for Short Vowel Decodable Readers, Activities & Lesson Plans | Science of Reading

  1. Catherine W.

    These decodable readers were exactly what I had been looking for! They are easy to implement in guided reading groups, and my students enjoy them. I LOVE the extra lesson plans and activities that go along with the readers. It makes things easy!

  2. Jennifer D.

    This is an amazing resource! I love using decodable books with my RTI students. These books give my students opportunities to practice decoding and build their sight word vocabularies. Students build their confidence in reading using these decodable books.

  3. Bonnie T.

    This is a great resource to add to any teacher’s small group instruction wheel house. The decodables are a great way to strengthen students reading confidence.

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