(sounding words out)
"But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think."
-- Lord Byron
The act of decoding is recognizing that the printed word is made up of smaller units of sound (phonemes), then blending those together to form a spoken word.
Research continues to show that direct instruction of sounds is necessary for many children. To that end, our special education programs offer a wide variety of instruction - including Rewards, Language!, Corrective Reading and more.
You can help your child with decoding by playing with sounds... rhyming, mixing up words, sounding "hard" words out, and engaging in letter and sound specific games.
I have many research based articles, informational texts and books available for your use. Please contact me if you would care to borrow or have copies!
The links below are useful sites related directly to the topic of decoding.
Last Modified on 8/27/2012 12:53:06 PM