What are Decodable Readers?
Posted on December 01 2021
The Letters & Sounds decodable reading program teaches children systematic phonics in a sequential progression, as they begin their journey in learning to read. Every child that learns to read in this way can build in confidence and reading success right from the start.
Letters & Sounds is a phonics-based reading program designed to teach the letter patterns of the English language, with the aim of helping children become fluent readers by the age of 7. The program follows a systematic progression, where children are introduced to a core set of letters (s, a, t, p, i, n, m) and are encourage to build words and play with these new sounds.
A decodable reading book is a book that only contains phonetics that a child has already learnt. For instance, a child starting out in the earliest stages of reading who has learnt the sounds s / a / t / p, would be able to decode words in a book such as at, sat, tap, and pat. Therefore, the decodable book would only contain these words and would not introduce any unfamiliar letters and sounds.
The Letters & Sounds Decodable Readers range are 100% decodable. Our reading program is designed to help children build on their reading success and feel a sense of accomplishment as they work their way through each decodable story. Each Letters & Sounds series of books follows children week-by-week through the program providing them text-based context to practice their emerging reading skills. Every story in both the fiction, and non-fiction range of books, has been written with a strictly controlled text.
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