How to…teach vocabulary when reading a decodable book

In our ‘how to…’ series we are going to delve into all things phonics instruction and give you our expert advice on developing confident readers. *** Decodable books often include target words that pupils may not know. There are many reasons why pupils may not know words in a text:  The word may be unusual. […]

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How to boost Tier 2 vocabulary

Teach Tier 2 words for reading comprehension   We know that vocabulary is one of the five elements that make a fluent, confident reader. These five are: phonics, phonemic awareness, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency.   While phonics and phonemic awareness are the bedrock of reading that allows children to decode words accurately, the other three […]

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