Decodables versus levelled readers
by Deb McCallum This year I have been diving deeper into learning more about cognitive biases, and our blind spots.
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After listening to Thomas Reid and his must-listen-to podcast “Reid My Mind Radio” I find myself thinking deeper about blackness and reading, disability and reading, and of course, the intersectionality of blackness and disability.
The problem of disability.
“When we speak of building a dictionary in each child’s brain, we are referring to building a bank of syllables and words within each child – that includes information on pronunciation, meaning, and critically, spelling. These stored patterns and words referred to by scientists as lexical representations, we refer to here as brain words” p 2.
I am thinking about the intersections of literacy instruction and learning that centers the voices of Black students. I know