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Learning About Your Child’s Reading Development

Learning to read is difficult and does not happen naturally. It requires explicit and systematic instruction, which is especially important for struggling readers. Learning to read involves many different skills that must be taught to your child. Instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension will help your child learn to read.

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Parents & Families
Topic: 
Beginning Reading

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The ability to identify and play with individual sounds in spoken words.

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Ask & Answer: Phonemic Awareness

What is Phonemic Awareness? Why is it important? How should it be taught? Learn the answer to these and other questions about Phonemic Awareness.

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Donald Compton, Ph.D
Audience: 
Parents & Families
Category: 
Screening & Identification
Topic: 
Identification

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INFOhio

This video by INFOhio introduces families to the many ways they can help children with reading skills while on the go, such as spotting all the places where you see letters and words in a city block, at a store, or on the road.

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U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This tip sheet includes ideas on ways parents and caregivers can talk, read, and sing together with their preschoolers while doing laundry at the landromat.

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