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What are the main disadvantages of decodable texts?
A)   They are too easy, repetitious, and predictable.
B)   They generally overwhelm students with phonics, complicated blends, and compound sounds.
C)   They may lack natural flow and use words that incorporate phonics but are unusual or difficult.
D)   They tend to overemphasize picture clues and neglect language cues.
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C / Explanation:
A)    Because they attempt to make maximum use of decodable words, decodable texts need to be repetitive and predictable, though they are not too easy. However, they often sound contrived and lack the kinds of context clues found in ʺnaturalʺ text. They sometimes include words that incorporate the phonics element but are difficult or unusual, and the language lacks a natural flow. This can make the reading more difficult.
B)    The main problem with decodable texts is that they often sound contrived and lack the kinds of context clues found in ʺnaturalʺ text. Because they generally contain only words involving phonics that have already been introduced to students, they should not overwhelm students with phonics or complex sounds.
C)    Because they attempt to make maximum use of decodable words, decodable texts often sound contrived and lack the kinds of context clues found in ʺnaturalʺ text. They sometimes include words that incorporate the phonics element but are difficult or unusual, and the language lacks a natural flow. This can make the reading more difficult.
D)    Decodable texts stress decoding words and de-emphasize the use of picture clues. Their disadvantage is that they often sound contrived and lack the kinds of context clues found in ʺnaturalʺ text. They sometimes include words that incorporate the phonics element but are difficult or unusual, and the language lacks a natural flow. This can make the reading more difficult.
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