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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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    Literacy Research and Practice from the 1960s to the Present

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    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    The Great Debate: Code-Emphasis vs. Meaning-Emphasis Programs

    Controversy surrounds the beginning reading stage. The intense "debates," even "wars," of the last 50 years are...

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  • 23.

    The Alphabetic Principle

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    What is Decoding?

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    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 26.

    Reading

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  • 27.

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    Reading Help for Struggling Gifted Visual-Spatial Learners: Wholes and Patterns

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