How to choose a decodable text
Literacy specialists Elaine Stanley and Rebecca McEwan present this overview of how to choose a decodable text.
Resources mentioned in this video
Free decodable texts [8:48]
Who is this video for?
Foundation to Year 2 teachers; school leaders
What will you learn?
How to choose decodable texts that match your students’ skills and knowledge, so they can practise decoding which leads to orthographic mapping of words to long-term memory.
Elaine Stanley and Rebecca McEwan are experienced teachers, school leaders and literacy coaches. They have had extensive experience implementing systematic synthetic phonics in primary school classrooms, and have recently coached disadvantaged school around Australia.
This phonics instructional model for reading and spelling outlines the attributes of instruction, a lesson and review model, a sample phonics lesson and examples of skill application tasks.
This infographic guides teachers on using decodable texts with students.
The Literacy Hub provides free, online professional learning to support schools through each step of building a systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) approach for reading and spelling. This third topic in the series unpacks decodable texts.
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