Decoding

Definition

Using sound-symbol connections to attack unfamiliar words

Common Indicators

How do I know if it's the most pressing need?

  • Child's comprehension of grade-level texts is limited due to low word identification accuracy
  • Child struggles to recognize words by sight or to read with fluency
  • Child stumbles over unfamiliar words within his oral vocabulary

Relevant Strategies

Which TRI strategy most efficiently targets a student's Decoding needs?

To meet a child's need most efficiently, determine which aspect of Decoding is most pressing. Roll over different terms along the Decoding strand to help guide you in selecting a specific aspect of Decoding that is your student's current most pressing need. After you have determined that, you will be able to select a more specific TRI strategy for his/her specific Decoding need.