Preventing Reading Failure Through Community Involvement

July 29, 2010

Reading is essential to academic success. Learning to read involves acquisition of complex skills. These skills include understanding how sounds are connected to print, developing reading fluency, and constructing meaning from print. The components of reading include phonemic

awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary development, and comprehension.

How do children learn to read?

Children learn to read by understanding how sounds are connected to print. By making these connections, children are able to decode written words. After children begin to decode words, they must also develop the ability to read fluently in

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