At first, we learn to read. Then, we read to learn.
Reading is the key to all learning.
Children who are good readers get off to a good start in school.
Children who are confident about reading have a positive attitude toward learning.
Phonological/phonemic Awareness – is defined as the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate the individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words
Phonics- is knowing that sounds (phonemes) and letters/letter combinations (graphemes) have a relationship
Fluency- reading quickly, accurately and with expression. It provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension
Comprehension- is the complex process of constructing meaning from text