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Helping Your Child with Reading Building Blocks

Help your child develop into a successful reader by providing the building blocks for reading at a young age. Check that your child has developed pre-reading skills and encourage emergent literacy through spoken language, phonological awareness, print awareness, and more.

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  • 11.

    Word-Attack Skills Assessment

    The word-attack skills test (see table below) is designed to serve (1) as a quick screening test to determine at what...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 12.

    Self-Monitoring During Reading

    Self-monitoring is an important metacognitive tool for boosting reading comprehension by cultivating a reader's natural...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 13.

    What's Important in Reading?

    Everyone—parents, teachers, and politicians—has an opinion on what’s important in reading instruction. Often the...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 14.

    What is Decoding?

    Decoding refers to the process of translating a printed word into a sound. First, please read the following words aloud:...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 15.

    What is Reading Fluency?

    Reading fluency involves the ability to read text smoothly and at a reasonable rate. When fluent readers read aloud,...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 16.

    Literacy Activities at Home

    Many parent-involvement programs focus on preschoolers, but parents continue to play an important role in supporting...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 17.

    Phonemic Awareness Practice

    Phonemic awareness is a crucial step in developing reading skills in young children, and can be practiced with these fun...

    Source: Education.com
  • 18.

    Give Storytime a New Twist

    We all know that story-time is important. But story-time doesn't have to always mean sitting down with child and book in...

    Source: Education.com
  • 19.

    Recommendations to Teach Context Clues

    A. The best way to teach students to use context clues when they are reading independently is to teach them the...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 20.

    Fluency Contributes to Comprehension

    Fluent reading is expressive, accurate, and appropriately paced. Fluent reading is smooth and expressive, sounds like...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall

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