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)

 

Kristie Shelley, mom & founder

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