On the Blog with Jen Jones

  • Hello Nonfiction! Are you Ready?

    Hello Nonfiction! Are you Ready?

    By Jen Jones

    By now, the term decodables is a regular household term in any science of reading research aligned classroom, school or district. And you probably have your hands on some because there are a lot on the market now. We know...

  • Hello Decodables 5 Ways to Know When a Student is Ready to Read Decodables | Jen Jones

    5 Ways to Know When a Student is Ready to Read Decodables

    By Jen Jones

    Some parents and teachers wonder when a child is ready to read...as in actually read the words themselves, and so this post is dedicated to knowing when that time is because there are a few skills that a child must...

  • Hello Decodables Decoding & Word Recognition: What's the Difference? | Jen Jones

    Decoding & Word Recognition: What's the Difference?

    By Jen Jones

    When we are looking at Scarborough's Reading Rope, there are 3 strands in the Word Recognition zone that are separated from the Language Comprehension Strands. The 3 strands of Word Recognition are Phonological Awareness, Decoding and Sight Recognition...which in a...

  • Hello Decodables The Backbone of Your Phonics Instruction | Jen Jones

    The Backbone of Your Phonics Instruction

    By Jen Jones

    Not only is a phonic skill scope and sequence the backbone of your phonics instruction, it's literally the starting point for everyone phonics instruction related in your classroom, from assessment, whole group instruction, small group instruction, interventions, everything. Most big...

  • Hello Decodables 10 Reasons Kids Love Reading Hello Decodable Books | Jen Jones

    10 Reasons Kids Love Reading Hello Decodable Books

    By Jen Jones

    10 REASONS WHY KIDS LOVE READING HELLO DECODABLE BOOKS 1. They are engaging. 2. They have colorful covers, but a simple clean design on the book pages. 3. They feel success, pride and confidence after reading decodables. 4. They pictures...

  • Hello Decodables 5 Practical Applications of Literacy Using Decodables | Jen Jones

    5 Practical Applications of Literacy Using Decodables

    By Jen Jones

    This blog post outlines the top 5 most practical applications of literacy by replacing leveled text with decodables as the main text source students use when learning phonics. As teachers begin to make the shift from a Balanced Literacy approach...

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