26. How and When To Use Decodable Readers for Maximum Effectiveness | 2022 Literacy Symposium

Speaking: Linda Farrell

Access all of the sessions at https://pattanliteracysymposium22.sched.com/ Teachers often ask us how to include decodable readers during phonics instruction. This session answers that question. Teachers will learn how decodable texts are critical for beginning phonics instruction, when to start using decodable text, when it is appropriate to move away from decodable text, and how to track students‚ progress with decodable texts. Teachers will also learn the importance of using decodable text to practice a new advanced phonics pattern when it is taught, even though students are capable of reading grade level text independently. There is a brief discussion of the difference between decodable and leveled texts.