FACTS & TERMS

 

DID YOU KNOW...

REALLY?

...little ones that don’t learn to rhyme before age 4 are more likely to struggle with reading down the road?

WOW!

...pre-reading skills taught before age 5 make the biggest long-term impact?

NO WAY?!

...more than 60% of 4th graders in the U.S. are reading below grade level?

LET'S DO THIS!

...learning to read starts at birth?

 

HELPFUL TERMS

PRINT & BOOK AWARENESS

understand the purpose of print; books are held right-side up, read left-to-right; front cover, back cover; etc.

ALPHABETIC KNOWLEDGE

know letter names, shapes, and sounds

PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS

can 'play' with words, word parts, syllables, onsets, & rimes (hint: syllables with the same rime rhyme)

PHONEMIC AWARENESS

aware of the individual phonemes in the spoken language; the ability to manipulate sounds; falls under the phonological awareness umbrella

HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS

words that frequently appear in print, includes sight words (words that should be memorized by sight)

 

Wondering if your child is ready to be a reader? Take this QUIZ to find out.

Kristie Shelley, mom & founder

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