Reading Building Blocks

Developing reading skills is like building. Each developmental brick adds onto the reader’s foundation for understanding. Educators and parents can help children develop the decoding skills needed to become successful readers.

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    7 Storytime Strategies to Boost Early Literacy

    Want some secret tips from the teacher on how to boost literacy skills in young readers? We've got 7 storytime...

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    Reading: What Happens in Kindergarten?

    A lot happens in reading over the course of kindergarten, so here's a handy guide to help you know where your child...

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    Comprehension Strategies

    Fluent readers use their background knowledge or prior knowledge to help them make sense of text. As it turns out, prior...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Rhyme Awareness and Phonemic Awareness

    The activities in this article develop rhyme awareness and the phonemic awareness skills of (1) identifying beginning...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    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
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    Child Development Tracker: Literacy From Age 4 to 5

    What's typical when it comes to preschool literacy? What can a four or five-year- old typically understand when it comes...

    Source: PBS Parents
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    The Value of Children's Literature

    Lists a few of the specific benefits children derive from reading and listening to books including stimulating...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Stages of Emergent Reading

    Summarizes the stages of emergent reading and how caregivers can support the development of each stage.

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    The Process of Reading

    Reading is a language-based skill. As such, it requires the processing of language that is decontextualized from any...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    The Concept of Word

    The first unit of language of which young readers need to be aware is the word. Distinguishing words in speech is not a...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall


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