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The Decoding Dragon

Are you sick of all those so-called ‘balanced literacy’ animals trying to teach children to guess? You know the ones: Skippy Frog, Eagle Eye, Flippy Dolphin, Tryin’ Lion, Lips the Fish and Helpful Kangaroo?

Well I went into my Frankenstein lab and smooshed them all together to create the Guessing Monster.
Never fear! Decoding Dragon will chase that thing away!

For teachers who understand and want to implement the science of reading and not the philosophy of guessing!

Our Decoding Dragon has been downloaded thousands of times and is being used in classrooms all around the world. We couldn’t be happier. We did put a lot of time and energy into creating this graphic, and we will always keep it free for you, but in return, we ask that you respect our copyright and keep our logo there when you reproduce it. That will help other people find it and find us. That’s fair, right?

Spelling activities article from the LDA Bulletin

Activities for Practising Spelling – Toxic to Helpful – Lyn Stone

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