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In the Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction: Research Based Practice K-8, there is an abundance of evidence that supports the need for explicit instruction of decoding and comprehension strategies by scaffolding instruction and giving specific feedback. The book states that students become successful readers by practicing their new decoding skills in the context of real reading. In effective schools teachers spent significant time “coaching” students in the use of strategies to decode unknown words. They also recommend posters, bookmarks, and other physical cues to help students apply the strategies. In my classroom, students use Tackle Books to find and record unknown words. During reading conferences, students are given reading strategy stickers that provide immediate specific feedback.