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ComprehensionComprehension is the reason for reading! If readers can read the words but do not understand what they are reading, they are not really reading. As they read, good readers are both purposeful and active.

Phonemic Awareness:The ability to notice, think about, and work with individual sounds to spoken words. Being aware of how the sounds in words work.Phonemes are the smallest parts of sounds in a spoken word.

FluencyThe ability to read a text accurately and quickly. When fluent readers readsilently, they recognize words automatically. They group words quickly to help them gain meaning from what they read. Fluent readers read aloud effortlessly and with expression. Their reading sounds natural as if they are speaking. Fluency provides the bridge between word recognition and comprehension.

5 Areas of Reading

Phonics:Understanding the relationship between letters (graphemes) and written language and the individual sounds (phonemes) of spoken language.Phonics helps students use relationships to read and write.

VocabularyVocabulary refers to the words we must know to communicate effectively. It can be described as oral vocabulary or reading vocabulary. Oral vocabulary refers to words that we speak or recognize in listening. Reading vocabulary refers to words we recognize in print. Readers cannot understand what they are reading without knowing what most of the reads mean.


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