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Reply To: Intro to Science of Reading


My three main takeaways; I was surprised to learn that reading is not a natural skill. That we all can learn the same. Teaching in the older grades I just thought if I keep my kiddos reading over and over they will get better. However, I haven’t given them the tools to help them get better. It has been frustrating to me. Then see Decoding X Language Comprehension = Reading Comprehension. Also, seeing Scarbarough’s Reading Rope I realized that I need the tools and then I can teach my kiddos in a more effective way. So, my question is how to I teach decoding. I know as a teacher you would think I would have learned, but in third grade students should be reading, so there has not been training in the basics.