June 24, 2010

Opening the dialogue

Freddy Hiebert

There are some children who come to school who officially learn to read in school but who have had hundreds of hours of experiences with books, print, and language play.


June 17, 2010

What Exactly is a Decodable Text?

Freddy Hiebert

Any text written in English is decodable at some level in that the code never deviates from the alphabetic system. However, the degree to which the letter-sound correspondences within words are common or consistent can vary considerably.


June 15, 2010

SummerReads project offers free, engaging texts for at-risk readers

SummerReads is in the June/July 2010 issue of Reading Today!


June 4, 2010

Whatever Happened to Dick and Jane?

Freddy Hiebert

If you were 6 years old between 1930-1967 in the U.S., there is a high likelihood that this text was the first of your school career.