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Decoding: This refers to figuring out how to pronounce a word by associating the graphemes in it with phonemes ('sounding out' the word). This skill is most important in early reading, when children frequently come across words they probably know but have never seen in print before.

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To decode a word such as shift, for example, a reader needs to know the sounds that are regularly associated with each of the graphemes in the word: 'sh', 'i', 'f', and 't'.