Reading, Decoding, and Phonics

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Steps of an Effective Phonics Lesson

    • Step 1: Review
    • Step 2: Teach New Concept
    • Step 3: Word Reading Accuracy
    • Step 4: Word Reading Fluency 
    • Step 5: Reading Fluency (short phrases, long phrases, sentences, text) 
    • Step 6: Word Building
    • Step 7: Sentence Dictation
    • Step 8: Transfer to Text (first with decodable readers)

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Recommended Science of Reading Books:

  • Equipped for Reading Success (2016) Book by David Kilpatrick
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  • Brain Words: How the Science of Reading Informs TeachingFind on Amazon
  • Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading: Preparing Teachers for a Changing WorldFind on Amazon
  • The Knowledge Gap by Natalie Wexler-Find on Amazon
  • Shifting the Balance by Jan Burkins & Kari Yates-Find on Amazon
  • Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About ItFind on Amazon
  • Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)Find on Amazon
  • Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading BrainFind on Amazon
  • The Reading Glitch: How the Culture Wars Have Hijacked Reading Instruction-And What We Can Do about ItFind on Amazon
  • Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We ReadFind on Amazon
  • Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about PrintFind on Amazon
  • The Science of Reading: A HandbookFind on Amazon
  • Making Sense of Interventions for Children with Developmental Disorders: A Guide for Parents and ProfessionalsFind on Amazon
  • Learning to Read: The Great Debate by Chall Jeanne S. (1995-06-01) HardcoverFind on Amazon
  • Overcoming Dyslexia (2020 Edition): Second Edition, Completely Revised and UpdatedFind on Amazon
  • Teaching Students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, OWL LD, and DyscalculiaFind on Amazon
  • Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers, Third EditionFind on Amazon
  • Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers Third Edition, New editionFind on Amazon
  • Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital WorldFind on Amazon
  • Reading Assessment: Linking Language, Literacy, and Cognition – Find on Amazon

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