ECH140 Grand Canyon Inability of Decoding Learner Case Scenario Discussion


Grand Canyon University

Question Description

Your student, Juanita, is a fourth grade English learner who has transferred in to your class with low reading and writing scores. She is listed as an “I” (Intermediate Fluency) for English and has been at your school since kindergarten. You spoke to the teacher she is transferring from, and she shared with you that the problems appears to be Juanita’s ability to decode. This is causing issues not only with reading fluency and comprehension, but also with writing as well.

In a 500-750 word reflection, explain what assessments you would use to determine her reading level. Once the reading level is determined, what are your next steps? What accommodations, resources, and technology can be utilized to assist this student? Identify and rationalize your choices to include an explanation as to why you chose the tier group and the accommodations.

Support your response with 2-3 scholarly sources.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

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Final Answer


Running Head: DECODING


Institutional Affiliation


Decoding is the ability of a person, specifically children, to apply their knowledge of
letter-sound relationship to pronounce written words correctly (Torgesen 2000). Some young
children normally suffer from decoding, or in other words; they are not able to pronounce words

correctly or encounter a lot of difficulties when pronouncing written words. Some pupils with the
inability of decoding possess characteristics like those displayed by Juanita, for instance,
inability to fluently read and write. There are several assessments that I can use to determine the
reading level of Juanita which include: giving the child some words to read and if the child
displays the following characteristics, then she is unable to decode. When given words by the
teacher to read and the child experiences difficulties in matching s...

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