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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.

Audience: 
Schools & Districts
Topic: 
Beginning Reading, Vocabulary

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Schools & Districts
Category: 
Reading Intervention
Topic: 
Dyslexia, Interventions

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