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In order to help children with reading, engage them in rhyming activities. This will help them identify phonemes and the sounds that make up spoken words - a critical first step in reading!

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Should we be investigating how the colleges of education prepare their students to teach reading? It is my understanding that about 1/2 of colleges of education nationwide teach science-based reading curriculum, pedagogy, and approaches to assessments!

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The National Reading Panel recommended approaches to reading that were evidence-based. They included phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Balanced Reading is based on a failed theory of action that reading can be acquired through repeated exposure to text similar to oral language. Reading must be explicitly taught and is not acquired through exposure. Hope this helps.

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The Jabberwocky and the Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis!

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Where and how can parents find out whether their children are on track to be good readers? How can they get valid and reliable assessment results for phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary? Informed parents want to know!