To become a skilled reader, children need a rich language and conceptual knowledge base, a broad and deep vocabulary, and verbal reasoning abilities to understand messages that are conveyed through print. But to attain a high level of skill, young children need opportunities to develop these strands, not in isolation, but interactively. In the following sections, we first review the important skills that are related to early language and literacy achievement. We then provide recommendations for updating ECRR workshops. Verbal abilities are consistently the best predictors of later reading achievement Scarborough, Vocabulary size in optimal settings may increase exponentially in the early years some estimate about seven words a day Snow et al.
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Three patterns of reading difficulties are common. This article explains how recognizing these three patterns can provide a valuable starting point for planning reading instruction and interventions. Patterns of reading difficulty provide an educationally useful way to think about different kinds of reading problems, whether those problems are mainly experiential in nature e. This article reviews research on three common patterns of poor reading: specific word-reading difficulties, specific reading-comprehension difficulties, and mixed reading difficulties. Recently I visited the classroom of a third-grade teacher, Ms.
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