Learning Literacy Glossary

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Scaffolding

Teaching that provides temporary instructional support, like an example or feedback, during initial learning of a concept or skill.

Screening

Short processes to find students who need help in reading, writing, spelling, or math.

Self-Monitoring

The ability to think about what you are learning and understanding while reading, including using a strategy when you are confused by a word or idea.

Semantics

The part of language that has to do with the meaning of words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs.

Specific Learning Disability

A disorder that makes it hard to understand or use language, such as difficulty with listening, thinking, speaking, reading, writing, spelling or calculating math.

Speech And Language Impairment

A condition that causes difficulty with communication, such as speech and understanding language.

Syntax

The part of language that has to do with the grammatical forms and structure of sentences.

Systematic Instruction

Teaching that has a carefully planned sequence, including building from easier to more difficult tasks and breaking down harder skills into smaller parts.