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First, second, and third graders are told that they are going to read and write words with more than one part or syllable. They watch and listen as the teacher writes the word sunset. They listen as the teacher says the first part of the word sunset. They use letter cards as a visual aid to decode and write compound words.
Elementary learners improve their reading and spelling skills by better understanding the relationship of the decoding and encoding processes as they apply them to one-syllable words. After a lecture/demo, 1st graders practice using a worksheet imbedded in this plan. 
Help primary school pupils learn valuable reading strategies. As they choral read a poster or big book, they predict covered words and learn various reading strategies for figuring out an unknown word. This will help them gain an understanding of the alphabetic principle of associating sounds with letters in order to decode tricky words. Strategies taught include: using context, rereading, using pictures, and chunking. This could benefit your English language learners, too!
Young scholars map out a plan of how schools could become more dyslexic friendly. Students create a portfolio on famous people who have overcome dyslexia and developed their talents.
Fourth graders use their decoding machine to find the value of their spelling words. Encourage partners to create a message for each other to decode.
In this decoding worksheet, students mark long and short vowel sounds, read a short story, noticing decoding exceptions, circle decoding exceptions in sentences, complete a matching activity and unscramble decoding exception words.
Young scholars divide words into syllables. In this decoding lesson, students learn how to divide a polysyllabic word into syllables and review the syllable rules. Young scholars use this information to divide polysyllabic words into syllables and determine their correct pronunciation. Students use the Syllabary/Analogy method to identify other polysyllabic words.
Decoding words in connected text can make emergent readers really feel like they are great readers. They work as a class to sound out simple cvc words located in super short sentences. Tip: Extend this activity by having a variety of high frequency words available for individual learners to switch in and out of sentence frames. The whole class can work to gether to read each persons simple sentence.
Sounding out individual phonemes and blending them to make a word is usually one of the first tasks mastered when learning to read. Make master decoders out of your learners, they sound out a series of simple two and three-letter cvc words, counting phonemes as they go.
Practice sounding out multi-syllable words with this scaffolded instructional activity. Learners decode words by segmenting them into phonemes and combining the sounds. Your lines are in bold here, but you can easily use this simply as an outline instead of a script. Begin by modeling this skill, then guide learners to practice themselves. The class writes the word as they sound it out and counts phonemes together. Adaptations for multiple skill levels are provided here.
One in five people are affected by dyslexia, yet many do not understand what this identification actually means. Explore the varied ways in which dyslexia affects individuals, and learn about the widespread neurodiversity that exists in humans while explaining to your young learners the importance understanding others' perspectives.
Children with dyslexia may have issues with their eye tracking ability and this may cause problems when they read. Here is a set of three easy steps you can use to improve a learner's eye tracking. The idea is that some kids need help in developing eye coordination, which helps the eye and the brain work together.
Young scholars explore methods of decoding words in sentences. They read all the words in the sentence they know to obtain clues. Students then sound out the difficult words and highlight them. They underline unknown words. Young scholars practice decoding strategies.
Investigate ethical issues surrounding the Decode project in Iceland. Middle and high schoolers take the positions of the Icelandic government, scientific researchers, and citizens and defend or refute the Decode project in a Reykjavik town hall meeting.
In this parts of speech secret decoder puzzle worksheet, 4th graders use the decoder key to solve fifteen words that are parts of speech.
In this physics activity, students solve and write short answers to 15 questions on segment decoder circuits. They interpret and analyze schematic diagrams and answer questions that follow.
Can your learners solve this puzzle? There are 15 scrambled words, and your science start must use the key to decode each unknown word. Note: They must use the second row to search the letter they desire. For example, in number 11, the current word is ipel. They find i, p, e, and l in the second row and record the letter associated in the top row. A tad confusing, so model a few to begin. 
Young scholars explore the concept of Caesar ciphers. In this Caesar cipher lesson, students encode and decode messages using the Caesar cipher.
Practice blending letters together to make the words learners are reading. They decode words familiarized with the concept of blending. This lesson utilizes the Body-Coda method of blending developed by Lloyd Eldredge. Each child receives a copy of the book, Tin Man Fix-It.
Students practice decoding and encoding animal words. For this word study lesson, students view animal pictures with the initial letter. Students say the letter with the corresponding picture, for example, "A is for antelope." Students practice spelling the word after they verbalize it.

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