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The Role of Decoding in Learning to Read.

@article{Beck1995TheRO,
  title={The Role of Decoding in Learning to Read.},
  author={Isabel L. Beck and Connie Juel},
  journal={The American Educator},
  year={1995},
  volume={19}
}
c5_red_part_roleofdecod.pdf As anyone knows who has both read to young children and watched them begin learning to read, there is a great difference in the sophistication of their abilities in the two arenas. As an illustration, consider a typical activity in a first-grade classroom. Twenty-six first graders are sitting on the floor around their teacher, Ms. Jackson. She opens a copy of McCloskey’s (1941, 1969) Make Way for Ducklings and shows the children a double-page picture of two mallards… 
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