Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

04.24.15 Reading Notes from My Kitchen Table

This morning my daughter (6) successfully decoded the words “exotic” & “species” when she saw them in print for (I assume) the first time.  She struggled to get halfway through exotic and then suddenly she got it. “Ex… ex-OAT… ex-AH… exotic!” She succeeded, to make an obvious but important point, because she already knew those words….