Your kindergartner and reading
Kindergartners learn the relationship of letters to sounds and master their first sight words.
By GreatSchools Staff
Throughout the year, kindergartners are introduced to skills that prepare them for reading. Students often work with letters of the alphabet to build their vocabularies, helping them begin to understand reading as a process of discerning meaning from print. Kindergartners should be immersed in a print-rich environment that will help them develop an awareness and understanding of spoken and written language.
Reading specialist Jennifer Thompson explains: "As children use language, they reveal their working knowledge of the rules of language, how to use them and put words and parts of words together in meaningful ways."
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