WHY IS KNOWLEDGE SO IMPORTANT TO READING?
While early literacy instruction must prioritize phonemic awareness and phonics instruction, research suggests that access to knowledge-rich content is equally important for emerging readers. It is essential that the books students read in the early elementary years provide practice in decoding skills while also building knowledge necessary for comprehension.
This presentation invites educators to consider preconceived notions about what emerging readers are capable of doing, as they grow into reading with confidence and competence.
April Evans | 1st Grade Teacher | Vista PEAK Exploratory School | Aurora, CO
Lorraine Griffith | Content Architect | Great Minds
Emily Gula | Geodes Teacher Resource Editor | Great Minds
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