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Authentic text

Authentic text (also, called "real text") – Text in which vocabulary and sentence complexities have not been altered to achieve a specific readability level. Authentic text is distinct from decodable text, which is designed to support the practice of reading words that include phonics patterns students have been taught (see definition for Decodable text).

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