Vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension

Skills required for effective reading and writing in a specific language include such things as awareness of the sounds of language, awareness of print, and the relationship between letters and sounds.

Develop skills in listening for the purpose of comprehension

Develop an understanding of new vocabulary introduced in conversations, activities, or books

Develop and expand expressive language skills (speaking)

Children will begin to develop age-appropriate writing skills

The Building Blocks of Reading and Writing

Research tells us that to become skilled and confident readers over time, young children need lots of opportunities to:

Discriminate the sounds of language (phonological awareness)

Develop age-appropriate strategies that will assist in reading

Helpful Terms to Know

Ways to support instruction at home

READ to your child!

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