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Decodable Stories

The decodable stories on this page are all written by Shawna Audet.  The pictures that accompany the stories come from pixabay.com, so they are all in the public domain.  You have permission to download the stories to use in your teaching.

 

Each story has one or more pictures that students can view after reading a story.   When students are first learning to read, we want them working on getting solid decoding skills.  Pictures can cause students to start guessing at words, which is counterproductive.  For this reason, we have students decode the text first and then we reveal the pictures.  

The decodable stories are organized by syllable type.  The closed syllable stories are first on this page because that is the first syllable type that is taught.  The closed syllable stories contain only closed syllables and a few sight words.  Since the concept of the open syllable is taught after the closed syllable, the open syllable stories contain both closed and open syllables.  This pattern of including previously learned syllable types in the stories continues throughout all of the stories.  For this reason, it is important for you to know the order in which I teach the syllable types.  Here is it: closed, open, vowel consonant-e, vowel team, vowel diphthong, r-controlled, and consonant-le.

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Closed Syllable Decodable Stories

Click here to go to the closed syllable stories.

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Open Syllable Decodable Stories

Click here to go to the open syllable stories.

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Vowel Consonant-e Decodable Stories

Click here to go to the vce syllable stories.

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Vowel Team Decodables Stories

Click here to go to the vowel team stories.

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Vowel Diphthong Decodable Stories

Click here to go to the vowel diphthong stories.

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r-Controlled Decodable Stories

Click here to go to the r-controlled stories.

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Consonant-le Decodable Stories

Click here to go to the consonant-le stories.

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