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Eight Essential Elements for Adapting Instruction to Facilitate Beginning Reading Success for Children with Special Needs

The following are eight elements that teachers and researchers have found to be essential in adapting instruction to assist children with special needs to become successful readers, whether these children are just entering school or are older children who are learning to read. While these elements are key for the success of students with special needs, they are oftentimes valuable in assisting other student
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Reading to Your Child

Want to know what will help your child the most as she progresses beyond third grade?  Reading to your child will have the greatest benefit.  The reason?  Experts tell us there is a difference between our spoken and written vocabulary.  Children will have a hard time reading words that they have never heard.  Most schools begin to introduce books that are written in literary
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Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children – Part II

The list is neither exhaustive nor incontestable, but it does capture many highlights in the course of literacy acquisition that have been revealed through several decades of research. Of course, the timing of these accomplishments will to some extent depend on maturational and experiential differences among children. Three – To Four-Year-Old Accomplishments knows the alphabet letters are a special category of visual graphics that
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Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children – Part I

This list is neither exhaustive nor incontestable, but it does capture many highlights in the course of literacy acquisition that have been revealed through several decades of research. Of course, the timing of these accomplishments will to some extent depend on maturational and experiential differences among children. Birth to Three-Year-Old Accomplishments  recognizes specific books by cover pretends to read books understands that books are
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