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Preparing Your Students for Complex Texts

You’ve heard it time and time again; all students, regardless of their reading level when they arrive in the grade they find themselves in, deserve to be given access to grade-level texts. The consequences of not doing so are simply too high to ignore.

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Decoding Equitable Phonics Instruction

Tim Shanahan recently posted a blog entry in which he answered a teacher’s question, regarding his “own thinking as well as research referencing the occasional use of decodable texts for small group reading instruction in grades K-2.” Shanahan commented on the research regarding the decodable text part of the request but missed an opportunity to link the text type with …

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