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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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  • 21.

    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
  • 22.

    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
  • 23.

    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
  • 24.

    The Structure of Complex Words

    For the purposes of teaching reading, we will divide the structure of words into five multiletter word parts: (1)...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 25.

    100 High-Frequency Words for Older Students

    This table presents a list of 100 common words that fourth- through eighth-grade students need to learn. Some of the...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 26.

    Structural Analysis Contributes to Vocabulary and Fluency

    Complex words are far more prevalent in the harder books read by third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders than in books...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 27.

    What is Direct Instruction?

    Direct Instruction is an approach to teaching that emphasizes small-group, face-to-face instruction.

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 28.

    The Use of Context Cues in Reading

    When children encounter an unfamiliar word in reading, they may make use of context cues, that is, information from...

    Source: LD Online
  • 29.

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

    Most young gifted children, whatever their major learning style, have a burning desire to learn to read. Quite often,...

    Source: Visual Spatial Resource Center
  • 30.

    Vocabulary Assessment and Instruction

    Oral vocabulary, or knowledge of word meanings, plays a key role in reading comprehension. If children are unfamiliar...

    Source: LD Online

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