P. J. Formentin

Document Type



Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Mount Lawley, Western Australia


Formentin, P.J. (1993). Let's decode: inservice manual. Mount Lawley, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


This manual contains inservice material that was prepared for a research project that came to be known as Let's Decode. My motive for publishing the material in this form is to make it available to other teachers who may wish to apply the same principles and procedures in their own classrooms. Typically, they will be teachers who are concerned about children experiencing difficulty learning to read, and teachers responsible for students with special education needs. I am confident that regular classroom teachers will also find the material valuable for all children in the early stages of learning to read. My ardent hope is that by incorporating systematic decoding instruction into their regular reading programmes, teachers may be able to prevent the later reading difficulties that so many children experience.