Learning Literacy Glossary

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Academic Language

The formal language common in books and at school that students need to understand and communicate in academic disciplines.

Accuracy

The ability to read words correctly.

Alphabet Knowledge

The ability to name letters and know their sounds.

Alphabetic Principle

The idea that letters and groups of letters match individual sounds in words.

Auditory Perception

The ability to understand what you hear.

Auditory Processing

The ability to quickly and correctly hear a sound, like in words, and make sense of it.

Automaticity

The ability to read a word correctly and instantly.