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Beginning Reading


How children are initiated into reading influences their overall success and their engagement over their lifetimes. Reading opportunities that recognize young children’s developmental capacities, their interests, and their ways of learning all contribute to creating engaged and proficient, lifelong readers.

Text—whether it is on a sign or in a book—is central to reading. The texts in school can be thought of as a diet for beginning and struggling readers. To get a good start in reading (or restart, in the case of struggling readers), texts need to give students core and critical information about the written language. TextProject is the premiere site for information on appropriate texts for beginning and struggling readers.

Visit our Pinterest board on Beginning Reading for an overview of our resources.

What Do Beginning Readers Need To Learn?
The Texts of Beginning Reading
Critical Questions

Frankly Freddy Posts:

New Research on Beginning Reading

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