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Why is Teaching Vocabulary Important for Reading?
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Why is Teaching Vocabulary Important for Reading?

Vocabulary is one of five fundamental parts of structured literacy. As Gough and Tunmer’s ‘Simple View of Reading’ illustrates, it is as important for students to develop vocabulary knowledge as it is for them learn how to decode words. Combining a student’s ability to decode with a robust vocabulary leads to increased comprehension. Emily Hanford…

Vocabulary Knowledge

Vocabulary refers to the knowledge of words as well as the meaning of words.  Vocabulary knowledge is more than just citing the definition of a word.  It requires that the reader use the word appropriately based upon a given context.  As demonstrated below, the word light holds many meanings: The overhead light was left on…

What Is Set for Variability and Why Is It Important?

What Is Set for Variability and Why Is It Important?

Set for variability is a reading strategy that uses knowledge of stored vocabulary to correct the mispronunciation of a decoded word. First, readers use letter/sound relationships to decode a string of letters within a given word. If a word contains a pattern the reader is unfamiliar with, they may initially mispronounce it. However, if that…

How to Teach Trick Words and Decodable Words
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How to Teach Trick Words and Decodable Words

How can I help my students understand the difference between trick words and decodable words? ***Updated 2024 to adhere to current research related to the Science of Reading*** After learning the letter names and sounds in isolation, emergent readers begin to use the alphabetic principle to decode closed syllable words (i.e. words that follow the…

Decodable Readers Set 4 Magic e Bundle

Decodable Readers Set 4 Magic e Bundle

These Science of Reading aligned, decodable readers will help your students build strong foundational reading skills. This bundle focuses on words that follow the silent e (magic e) pattern. It features 10 engaging stories designed to enhance phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills and provide multiple opportunities for readers to apply their phonics knowledge to…

Magic e Decodable Readers with Mixed Vowel Pattern

Magic e Decodable Readers with Mixed Vowel Pattern

This low-prep, decodable reader set is designed for differentiated reading instruction with your first grade, second grade students, or struggling readers. Teaching intervention or English language learners? These engaging phonics resources are an effective reading intervention tool. The set contains two decodable readers that require previous exposure to words that follow the closed syllable and…