Decodable Texts are a Powerful Tool
What’s the big deal about decodable texts?
Approximately 20% of the population is prone to a language based learning disability. For these learners, reading does not come ‘naturally’. To meet with reading success, repeated opportunities to practice code are non-negotiable. Systematic, sequential, and cumulative practice with the alphabetic system helps create the neural pathways in the brain necessary for reading. Decodable texts provide this practice and help reinforce the understanding that code is not random.
Supporting systematic phonics instruction with decodable texts provides the opportunity for children to truly read with independence.
Well, what about the rest of the class? Won’t they be bored with phonics instruction?