Reading: Decoding Skills

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Decoding is the ability to translate written language (units of sounds and/or phonetics = letters symbolizing sounds and words) as spoken words.

Decoding is the ability to put together letters to form words like C-A-T being read as “cat”

Decoding is a very important skill in developing the reading skills of children.

  • Children should be able to recognize the letters of the alphabet first and match the phonetic sounds that go with each letter before they can begin to decode. First words to be read are the CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words
  • Children should be able to put letters together through phonetic sounds to be able to decode, like the example above C-A-T for cat
  • Alongside decoding, children should be able to sight -read commonly used words for incorporating with the decoded CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words

How to start decoding?

Start with familiar names and brands that are used on a daily basis and you are starting in the right direction. So better start “reading” those labels like street signs, consumer products, brand names (be careful with these though for the child might get used to reading expensive brand names, LOL)

Don’t forget to have the children “read” their names too, even if they can’t write it yet :)

I Am a Gift

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I Am a Gift for Others

“I will praise you, Lord, with

all my heart; I will declare

all your wondrous deeds.”

Psalm 9:2

I have learned that:

  1. God loves me.
  2. God makes me a gift for others.
  3. I thank God for making a gift for others.

Ordinal Numbers

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August 11

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Ordinal Numbers

1st first

2nd second

3rd third

4th fourth

5th fifth

6th sixth

7th seventh

8th eighth

9th ninth

10th tenth

I Am Growing

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I Am Growing

I have learned that:

  1. God loves me.
  2. I grow into a happy child of God.
  3. I can do simple things.
  4. God gives me people who help me grow.

Number Words 10 – 100

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Number Words 10 – 100

10 ten

20 twenty

30 thirty

40 forty

50 fifty

60 sixty

70 seventy

80 eighty

90 ninety

100 one hundred

Answering “When” Questions

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Answering “WHEN” questions

I Am Special

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July 30

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I am special

“You formed my inmost being;

you knit me in my mother’s

womb, I praise you, so

wonderfully you made me;

Wonderful are your works!”

Psalm 139: 13-14

I have learned that:

  1. Each one is different.
  2. God makes us special.
  3. We love ourselves as well as others.

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