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Succeeding in School: Essential Features of Literacy Development

Reading skills provide the foundation for academic success. From the beginning of school, students should be taught different ways of using language to help them learn and communicate about academic content. This brief discusses two areas of literacy development that students must learn so that they can do well in school: foundational reading skills and academic language.

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Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Vocabulary

Definition

The ability to recognize that spoken words are made up of individual sound parts.

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What is Phonological Awareness? Why is it important? How should it be taught? How can families support phonological awareness development? Learn the answer to these and other questions about Phonological Awareness.

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Nadine Gaab Ph.D.
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Nadine Gaab Ph.D.
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Schools & Districts
Category: 
Screening & Identification
Topic: 
Identification

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