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Developing effective and appropriate decodable and leveled books

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Event Recordings, Materials, and E-Courses
Thompsen, Kerri
Publisher or Sponsoring Organization: 
Global Reading Network
Date Published: 
April 1, 2018
Abstract (200 Character Limit) : 
Appropriate design of reading materials facilitates the learning process, supports classroom instruction and promotes independent learning, provided that the content of the materials is appropriate for the context, as well as the age and reading level of the student. This panel, presented at the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), shares experiences and best practices related to the development and use of decodable and leveled texts for use in early grade reading programs. 
1. A Pill in a Banana: Making Decodable Texts Educational and Fun - Kerri Thompsen, Room to Read
2. More than Stories: Developing Decodable and Leveled Texts in Mozambique - Corrie Blankenbeckler, Creative Associates 
3. Developing Effective and Appropriate Decodable and Leveled Books: The Case of Niger - Lisa Easterbrooks, School-to-School International
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