Decodable Books for New Readers and Folks with Dyslexia

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Parent and Teacher Guides 

Book 1

Teaching a Struggling Reader: One Mom’s Experience with Dyslexia

  • Introduces parents and teachers to essential information on dyslexia, struggling readers, and illiteracy. 

Book 2 

How to Use DOG ON A LOG Books to Teach Reading

  • The author discusses their family’s daily routine as she teaches her daughter to read using the decodable DOG ON A LOG Books series.



Book 1

Phonological/Phonemic Awareness:

  • Words
  • Rhyming
  • Syllables, identification, blending, segmenting
  • Identifying individual letter sounds

Books 2 and 3

Phonemic Awareness/Phonics

  • Consonants, primary sounds
  • Short vowels
  • Blending
  • Introduction to sight words


Step 1 Books 

  • Consonants, primary sounds
  • Short vowels
  • Digraphs: ch, sh, th, wh, ck
  • 2 and 3 sound words
  • Possessive ‘s

Step 2 Books 

  • Bonus letters (f, l, s, z after short vowel)
  • “all”
  • –s suffix

Step 3 Books 

  • ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, unk

Step 4 Books 

  • Consonant Blends to make 4 sound words
  • 3 and 4 sound words ending in –lk, -sk

Step 5 Books 

  • Digraph blends –nch to make 3 and 4 sound words
  • Silent e, including “-ke”

Step 6 Books 

  • ild, old, olt, ind, ost

Step 7 Books 

  • 5 sounds in a closed syllable word plus suffix -s (crunch, slumps)
  • 3 letter blends and up to 6 sounds in a closed syllable word (script, spring)


Step 8 Books 

  • Two syllable words with 2 closed syllables, not blends (sunset, chicken, unlock)


Step 9 Books 

  • Two syllable words with all previously introduced sounds including blends, exception words, and silent “e” (blacksmith, kindness, inside)
  • Vowel digraphs: ai, ay, ea, ee, ie, oa, oe (rain, play, beach, tree, pie, goat, toe)


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