According to the Simple View of Reading, beginning readers need both decoding skills and language understanding together to develop students’ reading. Scholastic Decodable Readers provide resources to support the systematic development of decoding skills:
Carefully structured/ sequenced decodable texts
A wide selection of diverse and inclusive stories
Decoding x Language Comprehension = Reading Comprehension
(Gough & Turner)
Decoding is one part of reading comprehension, language understanding is the other.
Each decodable reader has some additional supportive elements for beginning readers to understand and enjoy the story.
Highly decodable texts help readers practise and apply decoding and encoding skills.
These books are designed for children to apply their phonemic awareness and practise fluent reading.
Known phonemes are reinforced and new phonemes are introduced in each set.
A small number of high-frequency/tricky words are also introduced.