Decodable Books

Students with dyslexia or students who need additional phonemic awareness support, benefit from reading decodable text. Decodable texts include a high percentage of phonetically regular words comprised of explicitly taught letter-sound correspondences.

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Youkan Reading: Decodable Books Series 1
Series 1 has five (5) short stories in one book. The book follows a structured phonics scope and sequence beginning with one syllable, closed syllable words, and uses a chapter book format with illustrations.
Youkan Reading: Decodable Books Series 2
Series 2 continues from Series 1 with five more humorous decodable stories. Many of the beloved characters from Series 1 appear in Series 2, and a few new characters get themselves into a bit of trouble.
Youkan Reading Decodable Books Series 3: The Blugs
Series 3 incorporates closed syllable, one syllable words with blends and letter combinations -ng and -nk. Children love the funny, adventurous Blug family members. Because the Blugs are from another planet, nonsense words are cleverly woven into the story.

Stories from Series 4 can be purchased separately

Youkan Reading Decodable Books Series 4: Life Among Animals Around the World
From Thailand to Lapland the animal characters in Series 4 navigate their way through daily life. The global stories continue in the same playful, engaging and funny way that Youkan Reading Decodable Books are known for. Series 4 introduces multisyllabic closed syllable words (VC/CV; VC/V) and incorporates schwa and suffix endings (i.e., -ed, -est, -ing, ness, -s). There are four stories that are appropriate for early elementary students and 80 pages of decoding application.

Stories in Series 4

4.1 The Banquet-Available on

4.2 The Job in Lapland-Available on

4.3 How Big is Small?-Available on

4.4 A Ribbon for a Gibbon-Available soon