I fell in love with the decodable activites that I found at Life in First Grade. Unfortunately, she did not have the new decodable stories and I found that I really needed them in my classroom. So I contacted Life in First Grade and asked if I could make the rest and she said, "YEP!" because she isn't teaching first grade anymore (bummer for us). I just finished the decodables for "Honey Bees." and I can't wait to use them next week. I retyped the stories and made an activity to practice the phonics skills. I also added a second page to practice comprehension strategies.
I have been asked how I use the decodables in my classroom. I use the first decodable story whole group on Monday ad I am very deliberate in teaching the specific skills. My students buddy read the second decodable and work on it together on Wednesday. I use the third decodable on Thursday as a quick check. The students work independently. My strategic kiddos work on it with a parent volunteer. This is what works for me at this point in time. I am always readjusting and tweaking to make things run better. I have added all three decodables to my TpT store for FREE!!! I would love to hear how you use the decodables in your classroom!!