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Lesson Learned: Why We Wrote Phonics Storybooks

A Pioneer Valley Books fan recently asked Michèle Dufresne about her decision to write decodable...

Teaching Tip: Benchmarking Assessments

We recommend using a robust benchmarking assessment that looks at students’ progress three times a...

Teaching Tip: What makes a good decodable book

Decodable books have been used for reading instruction for years. They can be very useful...

Teaching Tip: Making Words: An Update

Making Words is an engaging word building activity that helps link your students’ knowledge of...

Decodable, downloadable, fun, and free—a new book for your readers!

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You've made a discovery! Dig into our NEW nonfiction books!

Whoa! Check these out! From ice cream to comets, John Lewis to Simone Biles, discover...

Using Decodable Books to Teach Reading

When it comes to using decodable texts in the classroom, today’s educators are often divided....

Teaching Tip: Reading Goals!

I am thrilled with the newest Digital Reader feature: Reading Goals. When we first built...

When Are Leveled Books Also Decodable Books?

There have been many recent articles of late regarding the push for using decodable texts...

Teaching Tip: Shared Reading in Kindergarten

Shared reading provides a wonderful opportunity to guide and support students as they read aloud...