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Developing Reading

When does reading start?
Literacy differs from oracy in that reading and writing skills are explicitly taught to young
children, as an established part of formal schooling from age 4. However, children also
encounter the written word in other aspects of daily routines and cultural experiences,
outside of…

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Flashcards with individual words written on them are used for this method, often
accompanied with a related picture so that children can link the object and the referent.

Phonics
Children learn the different sounds made by different letters and letter blends and some
rules of putting them together. Emphasis is…

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Visual Looking at the pictures and using the visual narrative to interpret
unfamiliar words or ideas

Syntactic Applying knowledge of word order and word classes to work out if a
word seems right in the context

Contextual Searching for understanding in the situation of the story ­ comparing
it to…

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Reading Schemes are deliberately staged in difficulty to help children acquire and extend
lexical and semantic knowledge, as well as developing grammatical understanding.
Familiarity is established through characterbased and narrative approaches, as the aim
is to build confidence through the stages.
Key features of reading schemes are:
Lexical repetition ­…

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"Good grief!" said the goose.
"Well, well!" said the pig.
"Who cares?" said the sheep.
"So what?" said the horse.
"What next?" said the cow.
Proverb or aphorism ­ This is a saying or a summary of some accepted
wisdom, e.g. `Never talk to strangers.'
Parallel sentences ­ This is…

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Comments

Alice

This is great! Thank you very much :-)

tragicwords

Perfect revision tool, helped me to fill some gaps I missed. Thank you so much. My entire class is focusing on spoken acquisition, so this has really helped me to consolidate my learning. 

Paul Dutton

A thorough and highly detailed revision guide packed with useful information about reading development.

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