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Decoding refers to the process of translating a printed word into a sound. Fostering this skill is at the center of reading instruction.
Here's a sampling of frequent teacher feedback, particularly for an expository paper, personal narrative, persuasive essay, or short story
If your child's teacher has suggested special education, then get set for a whole slew of acronyms, from FAPE to IEP. Wondering what it all means?
Summarizes the skills of listening, reading and viewing and how they involve similar thinking processes for information collection including decoding.
Summarizes various components of the reading process, including word recognition, decoding skills, comprehension and integration.
Describes emerging issues in reading including the role of decoding in comprehension development and strategy instruction versus content knowledge.
Learn what your child should be able to do at the beginning and end of first grade reading.
Looks at Jeanne Chall's six developmental stages in reading, beginning with prereading in kindergarten to construction and reconstruction reading in adulthood.
This article discusses the four cueing system that makes communication possible in English as well as other languages.  These cueing systems are: phonological
Summarizes two main purposes for assessing a reader’s vocabulary knowledge. Highlights issues surrounding the teaching of reading vocabulary.
Here are 10 read-aloud books that are both enjoyable and hit on some key issues first graders may be dealing with.
Beginning first graders are sometimes put off by having more homework than they did in kindergarten. Use the following tips to help avoid homework battles.
What exactly is taught in first grade?  Here are some key areas to look for.
Here's a list of top television shows for preschoolers and kindergarteners recommended by the experts.
Learn what your child should be able to do at the beginning and end of second grade reading.
Here are a few expert pointers to keep in mind the next time you read with your child.
From great questions to ask your child, to important points to emphasize, here are five easy steps to get the most out of reading aloud.
Getting to know letters and words is just the beginning. Here are expert tips on fostering your child's reading fluency.
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