Decodable Readers and Phonics Instructional Support
Diverse decodable texts and research based lesson plans that provide students with the practice they need to become fluent, engaged readers.
R-Controlled, Long Vowel Patterns
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These brief, engaging decodable texts provide students with opportunities to apply phonics knowledge and encounter a diverse group of characters. Each decodable text collection comes with teacher-facing resources like blending lines, a list of high frequency words taught, and a lesson plan for each book.
Meet the Team Behind Daffodil Hill Press
Hello! We’re Marie, Kimberly, Katrina, and Lizzie----the team behind Daffodil Hill Press. Each of us has always been invested in supporting students’ literacy growth and learning continuously as educators. Our careers began as teachers in NYC public schools. We began to collaborate when we worked together as literacy consultants and curriculum writers at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, where we worked alongside teachers and students to support literacy growth. Along the way, we realized that to ensure that all students learned how to read well, we needed to make massive shifts in assessment, instruction, and materials.
We know that decodable texts can be one tool to support early readers, and we also believe in the importance of diverse, engaging materials—so we set out to create decodable books that represent ourselves as well as our families, friends, and communities. Because our books are about real-life kids and real-life families you will see a diversity of ethnicity, gender, and family structures. We are also proud to offer lesson plans, assessments, e-books and blending lines in easy-to-use formats for teachers.
Katrina, Lizzie, and Marie live in Brooklyn, NY, and Kimberly lives in Maplewood, NJ (where her basement stored the very first shipments of our decodables). In addition to creating materials for teachers, we work with schools and districts to support systems-based change, curricular needs, and teacher and student growth. Check out our Substack to learn more about our thinking around decodable texts, assessments and more!
From Kari Yates and Jan Burkins; Authors of Shifting the Balance
"Kids will connect to the storylines in these fun little books featuring diverse and relatable characters. Adults will love the 'Cheat Sheets' with information about decodability, HFWs, and conversation ideas all in one place."
From a Classroom Teacher
"This has been the resource I've been looking for! It's so hard to find diverse decodable books that have lots of different kids represented- my kids are learning to read and getting to see themselves in the books they read."
From Zion (age 5)
"I love these books, they are funny and I like funny books."
From Jennifer Serravallo; Author of The Reading Strategies Book (and many others)
"I really love these as an option for early readers. You clearly tried to create a collection of texts that allow for diverse representation which is sorely needed in books for beginning readers. The scope and sequence-aligned texts will be so supportive for kids and teachers. I love also that the books make sense, and sound like natural language while also supporting readers to apply their phonics knowledge to connected text reading."