Nonfiction Decodable Passages – R Controlled


Follow the science of reading by using these 28 nonfiction decodable readers to practice decoding of r-controlled vowels, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, and phonics!  Graphic organizers, comprehension questions, and spelling sheets are included to extend your students’ learning even more!


Nonfiction Decodable Passages for the Spelling Rules + R-Controlled Spellings

Do your students love nonfiction stories?  Do you want to save time and practice phonics with comprehension?  Then these nonfiction decodable passages are for you! Secure reading fluency with these decodable nonfiction reading comprehension passages. Expertly weave together phonics, reading comprehension, decoding, reading fluency, vocabulary, & spelling instruction!


Each Nonfiction Decodable Passage has TWO versions:

Text 1: A shorter, more controlled, decodable story.

Text 2: A slightly more complex set of words and longer in length.

BOTH: Same engaging reading comprehension questions that address all areas of the reading rope. DIFFERENTIATION MADE EASY!

So, 14 reading comprehension decodable passages (28 passages in all!!)

Also included in the Decodable Nonfiction Passages:

  • Reading comprehension questions for each story
  • Text Evidence practice on each story
  • NO PREP Spelling sheets for each phonics skill
  • 14 nonfiction graphic organizers to extend your students’ learning even more
  • Spelling Rules + R-Controlled Journal Cover


Phonics Skills Covered:

  • Soft c
  • Soft g
  • ar /ar/
  • or /or/
  • er /er/
  • ir /er/
  • ur /er/
  • or /er/
  • ar /er/
  • Kind Old Words
  • Three Sounds of –ed
  • 1-1-1 Doubling Rule
  • Silent e + suffix
  • Change y to i


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