Early Literacy

Early Literacy

What is early literacy?

Early literacy refers to the development of skills students need in order to transition from learning to read, to reading to learn. These skills include vocabulary, phonics, language, and numeracy, to name a few.

Early literacy gives students the foundation they need in order to learn and grow. Kids who master essential early literacy skills and are reading proficiently in the early grades are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in college.

What is early literacy?

Early literacy refers to the development of skills students need in order to transition from learning to read, to reading to learn. These skills include vocabulary, phonics, language, and numeracy, to name a few.

Early literacy gives students the foundation they need in order to learn and grow. Kids who master essential early literacy skills and are reading proficiently in the early grades are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in college.

Give every child a great beginning

 

Children don’t automatically learn to read as they grow up. They need to be taught how to read and given rich opportunities to practice their reading skills.

“Reading skills will not develop unless these skills are specifically taught, so teachers should emphasize them in every aspect of the school curriculum throughout the early and middle school years.”

— Bender, W.N, & Larkin, M.J., 2009

Providing high-quality learning experiences ensures every child has the opportunity to develop the skills they need to succeed in school and life.

 

Give every child a great beginning

Children don’t automatically learn to read as they grow up. They need to be taught how to read and given rich opportunities to practice their reading skills.

“Reading skills will not develop unless these skills are specifically taught, so teachers should emphasize them in every aspect of the school curriculum throughout the early and middle school years.”

— Bender, W.N, & Larkin, M.J., 2009

Providing high-quality learning experiences to a child at a young age creates the foundation they need in order to learn and grow.

Support primary students on their journey toward literacy

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Developing literacy helps you

Ensure each student is capable of learning what they need for success in college and career

Empower students to be engaged, curious, and eager to learn more

Identify which students understand the concepts you’re teaching and who might need more support

By creating equal opportunities for growth

An ideal early literacy solution creates a foundation for growth by:

Determining what students know and screening for potential need of intervention

Offering rich learning experiences designed especially for early readers

Showing you exactly what students know and what they need to learn next, with resources embedded to guide instruction

 

Developing literacy helps you

Ensure each student is capable of learning what they need for success in college and career

Empower students to be engaged, curious, and eager to learn more

Identify which students understand the concepts you’re teaching and who might need more support

By creating equal opportunities for growth

An ideal early literacy solution creates a foundation for growth by:

Determining what students know and screening for potential need of intervention

Offering rich learning experiences designed especially for early readers

Showing you exactly what students know and what they need to learn next, with resources embedded to guide instruction

Explore the components of a strong early literacy strategy.

Explore the components of a strong early literacy strategy.