Beginner Reader

A beginning reader:

  • can name the letters in the alphabet and can tell you many of the letter sounds
  • understands the concept of a “word”
  • is beginning to recognize a few words within text or from a list
  • is beginning to represent the first and maybe last sound of a word when trying to spell
It can be so exciting when a child begins to read! Beginning readers are starting to put it all together, and are often eager to do it by themselves. As a parent, it’s important to support their efforts in a positive way and help them along the reading path. Here’s a little information about beginning readers, and a few pointers to keep in mind.
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