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decode

[dikōd′]
to interpret coded information into a form usable by a receiver.
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Conversely, we may never agree on the following areas: the emphasis on making meaning is more important than phonics instruction for emergent readers, the relationship between a child and the supportive adult is more important in learning to read than the method or program used, predictable and other natural texts are superior to decodable text for beginning readers, teachers not programs should control the delivery of instruction, students must play a decision-making role in learning to read, and, finally, reading is best assessed through teacher observation of authentic reading tasks.
Rather, children appeared to benefit from explicit phonics instruction, and they needed practice in reading texts with a high percentage of decodable words.
Although this landscape may be a combination of archetypes, it is still a far cry from talking of an allegorical landscape replete with decodable signifiers.
As the semester progressed, the teacher also engaged the small groups in guided and shared reading of commercial decodable books and in writing sounds and words to dictation.
And still he manages to keep the symbol perfectly hidden from the lay audience, decodable only for the expert: "For the initiated the signs are a door into eternity and into the boundless ether" ("Wisdom of Poetry" 76).
He described it this way: "The inviolable rule is that no word goes into a story until the kids have learned to read it from a word list, so everything in the story is decodable.
Early instruction emphasizes phonics, use of decodable text and then quality children's literature with integrated language arts.
Hinduism, Taoism, Islam, Confucianism and all the other faiths did not have the faith that the world was ultimately decodable into rational equations.
The By Drug section is an extensive list of antipathogenic agents, each followed by a classification code, decodable by being tapped upon (Figure W2 *).
This is a Delos VR2, matrix-encoded recording, which is actually a two-channel presentation that is decodable by Dolby Pro Logic (DPL) or similar circuitry.
This allows students to read specific letters and words, to sound out decodable words, or to read entire pages.