Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

Decodable vs. Leveled Text for Early Readers

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This webinar explores the purpose and characteristics of both leveled and decodable “readers” when used with students who are beginning to read connected text. The potential problems of using leveled texts instead of decodable text with beginning readers area explained. Guidelines for when to transfer from leveled to decodable texts are also given.

Content that references the integrated nature of academics, behavior, and social skills or tools that are integrated (e.g. protocols and assessment plans) was informed by and adapted from the collaboration with CI3T (Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-tiered Model of Prevention) research team at the University of Kansas (Lane, K.L, Oakes, W.P., et al. 2013-2015).