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.

Asking questions can help your child understand what she reads.

Route to Reading: Tune-up in the Community

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Important Pieces of School-Based Intervention for Students with or at Risk for Dyslexia: Evidence from 40 Years of Research

Researchers conducted a meta-analysis involving studies conducted over the last 4 decades that aimed to improve reading outcomes for Grade K-5 students with or at risk for dyslexia. They were primarily interested to know the factors and characteristics which were consistently associated with effective interventions and outcomes.

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