I've become an author! I've written a series of 14 decodable non-fiction booklets that are now available from Teachers Pay Teachers!
If you're not familiar with Teachers Pay Teachers, it's an online marketplace where teachers can share materials they've created for the classroom, and other teachers can buy and download these resources for use in their own teaching.
Click on the book covers on the left to view or download two examples of resources I've just published on TPT:
Book 1 of my Decodable Non-Fiction Series, which focuses on short a words (entitled A Cat, a Bat, and a Rat)
A book that focuses on color words (Colors in Our World).
While there are lots of phonics and decoding resources out there, it's much harder to find non-fiction decodable text for beginning readers, so that's what I've created. Because these booklets contain actual photos (mostly taken by my husband and myself), rather than drawings, they can be suitable both for young children and for teens and adults learning to read in English.
There are three titles you can download for free on the TPT website: Alphabet Animals A-M, Alphabet Animals N-Z, and Colors in Our World.
Each title comes in two versions:
Single-sided for single-sided printing or display on a projector
Two-sided to create a student-friendly booklet (if you have a printer that can print two-sided copies)
There are also sets of titles that you can purchase. Each set focuses on a particular phonics skill.
The first series published includes Books 1-6, focused on short vowel sounds. This whole set can be purchased for $4.50 on Teachers Pay Teachers.
The second series includes Books 7-11, focused on consonant blends. This whole set can be purchased for $4.00 on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Coming soon--the long vowel series and the consonant digraph series.
In total, when finished there will be more than 50 titles, with controlled vocabulary and appropriate sequencing for beginning readers.
To access all my titles in TPT, go to their website: www.teacherspayteachers.com, and type in my name, Cindy Kratzer, on the search line.