How I teach the extended code

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Once beginners have learned the basics of word reading (basic code, blending and segmenting, short vowel spotting, inflectional morphemes, split vowel digraphs, vowel-and affix-based strategies to decode long words), they’re ready to step up to the extended code.

To read words that include the extended code, beginners benefit from sequenced, cycled, and spaced repetition. They also benefit from listening, speaking, reading and writing practice. Here’s how we do it:

Download our free extended code resource “I really, really need a jeep“: a silly <ee> <ea> sentence story workout here.

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Hi there, I’m David Kinnane.

Principal Speech Pathologist, Banter Speech & Language

Our talented team of certified practising speech pathologists provide unhurried, personalised and evidence-based speech pathology care to children and adults in the Inner West of Sydney and beyond, both in our clinic and via telehealth.

David Kinnane
Speech-Language Pathologist. Lawyer. Father. Reader. Writer. Speaker.

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