The Road to Decode

The Road to Decode: Teach My Kid to Read Seeks Community Partners to promote awareness of dyslexia

For Dyslexia Awareness Month in October 2019, we are partnering with libraries, bookstores and other community organizations to generate awareness of evidence-based strategies that help all kids learn to read. Our October program, The Road to Decode, highlights magical books called decodable readers.

Why Spread Awareness of Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities estimated at 20 percent of the population. With early identification, appropriate interventions and instruction, a child with dyslexia can successfully learn to read. Due to a lack of understanding about how we learn to read and dyslexia, too many children fall through the cracks, and never learn to read proficiently. By generating awareness of this common reading issue and learning more about effective reading strategies such as Decodable Books, more children in New York will learn to read, creating a pathway to future academic and professional success.

What Are Decodable Books

Decodable books enable the child to use and develop correct print to sound or phonics pathways resulting in excellent reading skills. Imagine the excitement of learning letter and sound patterns and choosing a book that applies those spelling patterns to words in a story!

The intent of decodable books is for the child to read independently. The child can use their knowledge of phonics to decode unfamiliar words. Why guess when you can read! Decodable books teach readers to develop effective reading strategies and to become more fluent readers. Decodable books help all kids learn to read, but are especially useful in helping kids with dyslexia learn to read.

Partner with Teach My Kid to Read

For the month of October, Teach My Kid to Read will provide partners with a suggested book list consisting of a selection of decodable books from several publishers, poster, information about decodable readers and other educational materials. Workshops or additional programming are available upon request. Partners provide display areas, meeting rooms and publicity on their website. Click here to see the list of libraries and community partners helping to create awareness of dyslexia and best-practices in evidence-based solutions for all readers. Join us on The Road to Decode for Dyslexia Awareness Month, and discover why decodable books are part of the solution!

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