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The Role of Decodable Readers in Phonics Instruction

Nina A. Lorimor-Easley, M.S., Ed.Psy., M.Ed., Cert. Dys.

Posted on: November 17, 2020
For beginning readers, these texts provide a focused and carefully planned opportunity to read words in sentences.

K-W-L Chart

This chart can be filled out by children when reading at home in order to support activation of background knowledge about the topic of a text they are reading. This is intended to help them better understand the text.

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