Project Description

How do reading and language skills develop?

Reading and writing skills are important factors towards a child’s success in school and work. In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative activity for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.


Research has identified five essential early reading skills:

  • Phonemic awareness — the ability to hear, identify, and play with individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words
  • Phonics — the ability to connect the letters of written language with the sounds of spoken language
  • Vocabulary — words kids need to know to communicate effectively
  • Reading comprehension — the ability to understand and get meaning from what has been read
  • Fluency (oral reading) — ability to read text accurately and quickly

Credit: Heather Burrows M.D.

  • Reading Curriculum

    • K-4th –Reading Mastery, Signature Edition
    • 4th-5th– Reading Street, Daily 5, Wordly Wise
    • 6th-8th Pearson CC literature

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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