Developing Foundational Reading Skills in the Early Grades: Teaching Decoding Skills Through Small-Group Lessons
One of the most important roles of a teacher is helping his or her students become independent readers — children who make choices about what they would like to read and are able to read on their own.
- Emphasizes helping students learn to decode, or pronounce, words through small-group decodable reading lessons
- Discusses how to implement the California Common Core State Standards for Foundational Reading Skills and the English Language Development (ELD) Standards
- Provides an excerpt from the California English Language Arts/ELD Framework designed to explain the components and sequencing of foundational reading skills instruction
- Explores the importance of tailoring and differentiating foundational reading instruction in order to effectively support all learners, particularly English learner students, in developing these skills as quickly as possible
- Features an in-depth classroom vignette that shows how one kindergarten teacher designed teaching and learning tasks to keep his students on track to achieve reading independence
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