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The fourth of the fourteen apps that comprise the Baratta-Lorton Reading Program.
The Reading Program is a reading and writing curriculum for beginning readers and any child who has already experienced difficulty in learning to read.
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Background for the fourteen apps
The Baratta-Lorton Reading Program also known as Dekodiphukan (pronounced decode if you can) was developed by the Center for Innovation in Education.
Dekodiphukan has been in use in classrooms across the United States and Canada since 1985. The Program has been used to teach thousands of children to read and to write regardless of background or supposed lack of reading readiness.
To date, no child using the program in a classroom setting has ever failed to learn to read or to write.
This Dekodiphukan reading and writing curriculum is now a series of fourteen apps plus a parent-guide for the iPad that, within a period of six months to a year (or occasionally a bit longer for some special needs children), will enable every child using it to read and to write. Reading with enjoyment. Writing creatively.
Two and Three-Sound Booklets
The fourth of the Fourteen Apps
The Child Reading on His or Her Own
The Two and Three-Sound Booklets represent the child’s first experience in reading the sounds on his or her own. In each of the Booklets, the word to be read is on one page and an illustration of the word’s meaning is on that page’s flip side. There are two reasons for this particular arrangement of words and illustrations.
First, there is nothing else for the child to look at on the word page, but the word. There is no illustration to distract the child from the word or to provide contextual clues as to what the word might be. The child may not always be able to read the word correctly but most certainly the child cannot ignore it. If the child cannot read the word, or is unsure of his or her reading, pressing the play button plays its sounds.
When words and pictures are on the same page, the child can use the picture to guess the word. The Booklets give the child the opportunity to read the word and to know that he or she is reading.
Second, as the child reads the word, he or she forms a mental image of what kind of illustration is to be found on the following page. If the word read is “cat”, the child expects to see a picture of a cat on the next page. The child then turns the page and sees if he or she was right about what was read.
The Booklets provide the child both the opportunity to read and the opportunity for immediate feedback on the correctness of that reading. The word read on the word page gives the child the power to know in advance what kind of picture might be on the flip side. If the child is unable to blend the sounds on the word page, the play button on the picture page plays the word.
Picture Packet Prequel
It is necessary for the child to read the booklets before beginning the fifth of the Fourteen Apps - Picture Packets-Words. The words and pictures in each booklet use exactly the same words and pictures that the child will encounter in the corresponding Picture Packet-Words page. Reading the Booklets first insures the child will know which word to match with which picture.
Two and Three-Sound Booklets
The child’s first experience in reading on his or her own
Audio hints provided
Booklets must be read before beginning Picture Packets
- Category: Education
- Released: 15 February 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 350 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Bob Baratta-Lorton
- © 2012 Center for Innovation in Education
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.