learning to read

The Reading Process

As your child is learning to read, there is a huge interplay between sounds – letters – words – and sentences that is being learned and internalized.

(Think: if you give a mouse a cookie)

Words are made up of sounds

Sound are represented by letters

Letters say different sounds

What I say is made up of words

What I say is called a sentence

A sentence is made up of words

Words can be sounded out

Words can be written using letters

Letters can be blended to make words

Words are written together to make sentences

There are spaces between words to keep the words apart in a sentence

A sentence ends with a period

A sentence starts with a capital letter

Letters don’t always say what they look like, and what they look like isn’t always what they say.

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