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Reading comprehension and sequencing are two pre-reading skills that preschoolers can practice. Here's how parents can help develop these important skills.
Is your child ready for kindergarten reading? Here are the 10 skills he needs in order to succeed.
Research increasingly suggests that how we read with kids is as important as what we read. Here's expert tips for how parents can ramp up their reading skills.
Story-time is important. But it doesn't have to always mean sitting down with child and book in lap, and reading. Instead, try creating a story together.
Phonemic awareness is a crucial step in developing reading skills in young children, and can be practiced with these fun language games.
Complex words are far more prevalent in the harder books read by third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders than in books for beginning readers.
Six approaches to phonics instruction to help children convert letters into sounds, analyze letter-sounds relationships, segment words into phonemes, and more.
The bottom-up reading model suggests that kids learn to read starting with parts and moving to whole texts. Learn all about bottom-up reading in this article.
Looks at Jeanne Chall's six developmental stages in reading, beginning with prereading in kindergarten to construction and reconstruction reading in adulthood.
Direct instruction is an approach to teaching emphasizing small-group, face-to-face lessons. Learn about direct instruction's history and methodology.
Describes the alphabetic principle and suggests ways of how caregivers can incorporate activities that promote letter knowledge into daily routines.
This article lists the one hundered common and high-frequency words that fourth- through eighth-grade students need to learn.
Provides an outline for students to follow to self-monitor during reading.  Includes a self-questioning procedure and accompanying inner dialogue example.
Decoding refers to the process of translating a printed word into a sound. Fostering this skill is at the center of reading instruction.
Do you need a quick screening test to determine at what level a student is reading? This article describes a Word-Attack Skills Assessment.
The structure of words can be divided into five multiletter word parts: (1) compound words, (2) contractions, (3) prefixes and suffixes, (4) Greek and Latin
Examines the concept of emergent literacy and provides a list of skills and behaviors that can be observed in children as reading emerges.
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