The basic “code” of written English is sounds represented by letters. Learning this code begins with learning to recognize the sounds of English. Combining these sounds into two- or three-sound words is where forming words begins. 558 more words
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Many four-year-olds can learn to read, but their lessons must be short and involve games and manipulatives to keep them engaged.
That’s what I have learned from many years of teaching little kids to read. 460 more words
When I go to students’ homes to tutor them in reading and writing, I bring a pocket-sized atlas. That is because inevitably a geographical place is named in a reading passage, and when I ask the students if they know where “Scandinavia” or “New Zealand” is, they don’t know. 356 more words