Teaching and Learning to Accurately and Fluently Decode and Spell

Adolescent students benefit from decoding instruction that emphasizes morphology and syllable patterns to support growth in reading comprehension, vocabulary knowledge, and reading fluency. Struggling to read accurately and fluently is one reason why many students cannot accomplish reading tasks appropriate for their grade level. When educators teach students how to decode unknown multi-syllable words, students can more successfully read the words and vocabulary encountered in grade level, content-area texts. Learn more about teaching adolescents to accurately and fluently decode words.