Reflection: Students with Disabilities Reading Strategy: Flip the Sound - Section 4: Partner Practice


This lesson is designed for those struggling readers who need added support in how to use the sounds they have become dependent on for decoding. I have found that by fourth grade many students only rely on their sounds to decode unknown words. This becomes more difficult as the words become longer and more complex. 

With the sound decoding being the go to strategy for many intensive readers, it is helpful to give them the Flip the Sound Strategy to make more use of the sounds they know. It also pushes them to think about those word parts and how it can make a difference in their decoding. As they become better at using and find success with Flip the Sound they make an easy transition into using the strategy of chunking. Students with disabilities often just need the confidence and the gratification of being successful and this strategy is a great place to start in order to build this.  

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  Students with Disabilities: Struggling Readers
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Reading Strategy: Flip the Sound

Unit 1: Reading Strategies: Beginning of the Year
Lesson 15 of 15

Objective: SWBAT use their knowledge of vowel sounds to determine which sound to use to decode an unknown word.

Big Idea: This lesson can seem like a review for many students, but it can be very important to review a strategy that students should be trying to do automatically. This lesson feels easy for students and more fun because of how high their confidence is.

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