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Lynn Angelus

Kindergarten Support

Stony Brook Elementary School 

Welcome to the school year!


A Child Becomes a Reader, Proven Ideas from Research For Parents

National Institue for Literacy, The Partnership for Reading

This booklet is a useful guide for parents interested in understanding the world of reading and writing. It includes topics such as phonemic awareness, fluency, and comprehension.

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1 Introduction

3 The Building Blocks of Reading and Writing

9 Kindergarten

19 First Grade

27 Second and Third Grades

36 Some Helpful Terms to Know


 “I think that we’ve learned that early reading is more than just a nice thing to do with kids,” Dr. Hutton said. “It really does have a very important role to play in building brain networks that will serve children long-term as they transition from verbal to reading.”

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