Sound Waves Reading

An option for every student

Sound Waves Decodable Readers are available in three levels of difficulty so you can provide a positive and successful reading experience for your whole class!

Foundation available in 2022. Years 1 and 2 in production.

How to set up your classroom

Support set

Support Set

Ideal for students who need to start with a shorter, simpler text.

Core

Core Set

Ideal for the majority of students in a typical classroom.

Extended Set

Extended Set

Ideal for students who can attempt more difficult words.

Products

Decodable Readers Support Set

Decodable Readers Foundation – Core Set

$318

Includes 40 books

The core set of Decodable Readers aligns with the teaching sequence of Sound Waves Spelling.

Every book in the set features a focus phoneme–grapheme relationship, charming illustrations and a captivating story.

Books in the core set include:
  • CVC words
  • newly learnt Special Words from the Sound Waves Spelling teaching sequence
  • a steadily increasing word count of 25–130 words.

In addition, every core Decodable Reader includes a Warm Up section with words containing the focus phoneme–grapheme relationship, Book Chat questions to encourage students to reflect on what they are reading, and tips for helping students during reading.

View core sample books:

Available to purchase in Term 3, 2022.

We’re busy working on books for Years 1 and 2. Stay tuned for their release.

Support Set Books

Decodable Readers Foundation – Support Set

$374

Includes 47 books

The support set of Decodable Readers aligns with the teaching sequence of Sound Waves Spelling.

Every book in the set features a focus phoneme–grapheme relationship, charming illustrations and a captivating story.

Books in the support set include:
  • CVC words
  • previously learnt Special Words from the Sound Waves Spelling teaching sequence
  • a constrained word count of 20–75 words.

In addition, every support Decodable Reader includes a Warm Up section with words containing the focus phoneme–grapheme relationship, Book Chat questions to encourage students to reflect on what they are reading, and tips for helping students during reading.

View support sample books:

Available to purchase in Term 3, 2022.

We’re busy working on books for Years 1 and 2. Stay tuned for their release.

English Stars for Students (printable activities)

Decodable Readers Foundation – Extended Set

$318

Includes 40 books

The extended set of Decodable Readers aligns with the teaching sequence of Sound Waves Spelling.

Every book in the set features a focus phoneme–grapheme relationship, charming illustrations and a captivating story.

Books in the extended set include:
  • CCVC and CVCC words
  • newly learnt Special Words from the Sound Waves Spelling teaching sequence
  • a steadily increasing word count of 40–150 words.

In addition, every extended Decodable Reader includes a Warm Up section with words containing the focus phoneme–grapheme relationship, Book Chat questions to encourage students to reflect on what they are reading, and tips for helping students during reading.

View extended sample books:

Available to purchase in Term 3, 2022.

We’re busy working on books for Years 1 and 2. Stay tuned for their release.

Frequently asked questions

Why does the support set cost more than the core and extended sets?

The core and extended sets each include 40 books, whereas support set includes 47 books. The extra seven books are for the Sound Waves Spelling units where more than one grapheme is taught for the focus phoneme. For example, ai, ay and a_e for the phoneme /ai/ as in snail.

Typically in support, one focus grapheme is featured per book to reduce the cognitive load for students. Whereas in core and extended, the corresponding books include multiple graphemes for the focus phoneme. To see the instances where support books split the focus graphemes across several books read the Scope and Sequence.

Why do you only sell the books in single sets and not class sets?

Unlike other Decodable Readers, ours come in three levels of difficulty. As every classroom is different, we didn’t want to prescribe a set amount of support, core and extended sets for a class. Instead you can build the combination of sets to suit your class. For example, if you have several struggling readers, you will want to order plenty of support sets. Whereas, if you have several skilled readers, you will want to have plenty of extended sets on hand.

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