The Science of Decodables: What the Research Says

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Decodable texts are everywhere, but what exactly does the research tell us about them? What makes a text more decodable and less? Must a text be 100 percent decodable to work? What does the research tell us about students' responses to decodabilty? What should schools look for in decodables? Learn the answers to these frequently asked questions about the importance for using decodables in your reading instruction.

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Dr. Heidi Anne Mesmer

Dr. Heidi Anne Mesmer is a literacy professor at the Virginia Tech School of Education.  A former classroom teacher, Mesmer works extensively with teachers, schools, and young readers, directing numerous school-based initiatives to improve reading instruction. She studies beginning reading instruction and text difficulty, and her work has been published in The Reading Teacher, Reading Research Quarterly, The Educational Researcher, Elementary School Journal, and Early Childhood Research Quarterly. She is the author of Tools for Matching Readers to Texts, Reading Interventions in Primary Grades, and Teaching Skills for Complex Texts.

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