Decodable texts are a type of text that is often used at the beginning of instruction. This type of text allows new readers to decipher words using the phonics skills they have been taught.
Use of Decodable Texts
Generally, decodable texts are used in programs that have strong phonics emphasis. Whole language and whole word methods of instruction generally use stories with familiar high frequency words arranged in predictable and repetitive patterns. Advocates argue that this kind of text enables students to practice the phonics skills they have been taught.