Decoding Workbook 1 9781920824860

Decoding Workbook 1

Author: Christensen, Carol

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This is Workbook 1 in the Reading LINK Decoding series of four workbooks. It is most popular book to start as it provides the skills and the knowledge for the base of fluency with words. Many students who are experiencing difficulty with reading find this an easy book to start as it will provide success, skills and habits of reading. By using the Workbook 1 initially, the student will gain rapid confidence and be able to read some of the texts fluently while using the decoding process.



  • Module 1: Consonant-Vowel-Consonant Words
  • Module 2: Introducing Initial Consonant Blends
  • Module 3: More Initial Blends
  • Module 4: Introducing Final Consonant Digraphs


About Reading LINK:

Dr Carol Christensen developed this program over an extended period of research, field testing and usage in classrooms. It works when the methodology is followed on a regular basis. Results can be startling if the simple method is followed!

Reading LINK is a systematic and careful approach to teaching reading and spelling. It is designed to build fluency in reading which is then applied to writing and spelling! It is a very carefully sequenced approach to teaching reading where the student builds on their previous lesson. Each lesson follows the same process and can be completed within 10-15 minutes with a concentrated effort! Reading LINK is used by parents and teachers across Australia with an estimated usage of over 60,000 students!

The distinctive approach to the teaching of reading significantly accelerates early reading skills. It is also extremely successful with special needs such as dyslexia! Dr Christensen argues that all students can master the challenge to read and write when they are instructed in a careful and methodical approach as provided by Reading LINK.


About the Author:

Dr Carol Christensen was a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education of The University of Queensland before going full-time in consulting and running professional development programs for primary and early childhood teachers. She has run and instructed many thousands of teachers across Australia and internationally.


You will need the following titles to use this workbook assuming you have read the Teacher's Manual:

Reading LINK Word and Letter Cards for Workbook 1


  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Reading LINK
  • Publisher: Knowledge Books and Software
  • Subject: Literacy
  • Audience: Primary

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