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Predictable text

Predictable text – a text that contains words or phrases that are repeated over and over again, often with words that aren't repeated but are closely aligned to and supported by the pictures. Predictable text makes it easier for children to guess at words, which may initially seem to help with reading fluency. However, when children guess they are not developing their ability to read words confidently by decoding them. By grade 4, most text will not be predictable, and guessing from context will not be an effective approach to word recognition.

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