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.
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.”