Word Decoding In Oliver Henderson's 'I Can Hop'

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Henderson, O. (n.d.). I Can Hop. Reading A-Z.

Being able to decode is pivotal, especially when it comes to teaching students how to read. Decoding is when children have the ability to apply his or her knowledge of graphemes (letters) and phonemes (sounds) to pronounce print correctly (“Word Decoding and Phonics,” n.d.). Nevertheless, having child understand the relationship between graphemes and phonemes allow him or her to identify acquainted words quickly, as well as learn new words (“Word Decoding and Phonics,” n.d.). Moreover, if I were a kindergarten or first grade teacher, I would use the following created text book: I Can Hop written by Oliver Henderson and illustrated by Joel Snyder. I Can Hop is a fantasy fiction decodable book
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Wordless picture books convey a message through its illustrations--without words. Wordless picture books can be used to promote literacy-rich conversations, between the listener and speaker; thus, allowing children create his or her own story, in his or her own words. Nonetheless, oftentimes, elementary students enjoy writing his or her own story that accompanies the wordless picture book that he or she is reading (“Sharing Wordless Picture Books,” n.d.). Moreover, if I were to encounter a group of kindergarten students, specifically English language learners, I would use Aaron Becker’s Journey, a wordless picture book: “Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of a fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination--and unexpected friendship” (“Journey,” n.d., p. 1). This book will would enable me to help English language learners build his or her literacy skills. For example, he or she would get the opportunity to learn that every story contains a beginning, middle, and end (“Sharing Wordless Picture Books,” …show more content…
In fact, when one makes predictions, he or she get the opportunity to formulate ideas about the future; this is based on what he or she reads, as well as what he or she already know ( “Using Predictable Books with Young Children,” n.d.). Therefore, if were a kindergarten or first grade teacher, I would incorporate predictable books into my lesson plans: “A predictable book is one that features patterns, sequences, and connections in the illustrations or words that enable children to guess ‘what comes next’ in the story” (“Using Predictable Books with Young Children,” n.d., para. 1). Having children between the ages of two and four years-old, read predictable books can be beneficial, mainly because, the children get the opportunity to learn more about spoken, as well as written language ( “Using Predictable Books with Young Children, n.d.). Moreover, I would use the following predictable book: The Three Little Pigs written by Paul Galdone. I would use this book in my kindergarten classroom, mainly because it is a book that contains repetitive phrases. In fact, while reading the book, a child will get the opportunity to learn the repeated phrases depicted throughout the book; thus, he or she will get the chance to verbally repeat the phrases as he or she continues to read the book: “Books with repeated phrases, questions, or rhymes give young children a wonderful opportunity to participate in the reading

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