Reading Resources August 16th, 2021

Hi Educators,

A big welcome to all our new readers! Our Back2School special continues, but only 10 spots remain.

Here are your Reading Resources for the Week of August 16, 2021.

This week we are discussing decodables.

Decodable readers are designed to align with precise, systematic phonics instruction. They’re simple stories formed using exclusive terms that are phonetically decodable, using letter patterns that students have already learned in phonics lessons.

For example, a student at the initial learning stages of reading who only knows short vowel sounds can decipher simple words like bed, pig, and hat; however, he/she will not be able to decode words like owl and see.

Here are some of the benefits of decodable readers.

  • Children learning to read can read decodable books independently.
  • Decodable readers encourage students to practice their decoding skills rather than merely relying on images and guessing.
  • These books establish and foster a self-reliant approach among beginning stage readers.
  • With decodable books, learners experience immediate success and acquire interest, enthusiasm, and confidence in reading.
  • These books focus on a target grapheme (spelling) and phoneme (sound).
  • Decodable readers aid successful reading of children’s literature.

If you are ready to teach these techniques, Level 1 of Reading Teacher is completely free so try it out with your students at any time. For those of you who are ready to upgrade access to our complete Reading Teacher program, now is the best time. Our Monthly and Lifetime Access memberships are ready for you with massive savings!

Read the rest of the article on decodables here:

Supplemental MaterialKindergarten Phonics Worksheet 

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