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The ability to analyze and piece together parts of words, such as the units of sound and units of meaning. Word recognition includes sight words, phonics, word families, root words, prefixes, and suffixes.

Here are some strategies that focus on decoding. Learn more about each strategy and how to use it below.


Helps reader tackle parts of words. 

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Helps reader connect sounds to letters and groups of letters. 

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Sight Words 

Helps reader immediately recognize words. 

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Word Families

Helps reader find patterns in words.

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