Decoding Strategies for Special Education

Grade Levels
PreK - 2nd
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16 pages
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Decoding Strategies Special Education: I love using the decoding strategy animals to teach reading in my special education classroom! They help make an abstract concept much more concrete. My students love them, too! (We call them “reading buddies!”) To support other special educators in using these decoding strategies, I’ve created a version with simplified language and additional visuals. These materials were created with students with autism and other disabilities in mind, but would benefit all visual learners!

**This product is included within my Special Education Teacher Editable Binder.

The following materials are included in this pack:
-8 Decoding Strategy/Reading Buddy Posters
-Single Page Decoding Strategy/Reading Buddy Reference Page
-“Strategies I’m Using Today”/”Buddies Helping Me Today” Velcro Chart
-Simple Emergent Reader About the Decoding Strategies/Reading Buddies

Each material is included in a “Decoding Strategy” or “Reading Buddy” option so that you can choose the wording you like best!

If you enjoy this product, you may also like my Sequencing Picture Cards and Prediction Picture Cards!

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*Graphics & Fonts by: KG Fonts, Graphics from the Pond, Ashley Hughes, and

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