Decodable Readers: Where Do We Go From Here?

This edWebinar helps K-3 teachers understand what the research says about using non-controlled or “natural” texts in the early elementary classroom and how best to support their students’ transition from primarily decodable texts to more natural, non-controlled texts. What type of text is best suited for achieving particular purposes, with which children, and when? In exploring this topic, research-based consideration is given to the importance of:

  • Oral language development
  • The relationships between reading developmental level, orthographic knowledge, and types of texts
  • A child’s concept of word in text
  • Differentiated instruction
  • High-frequency words
  • Helping children learn how to negotiate natural texts on their own

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-3 teachers, curriculum specialists, reading coaches, and school leaders.