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Literacy PK-3

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Literacy PK-3 Factors

Below are the Learner Factors critical to literacy outcomes. Hover to see how these factors connect across the whole child. Then click to find out how each factor impacts learning and explore strategies that support it. Read more about this model.

Literacy PK-3

Early language experiences lay the foundation for reading and writing.

Literacy development is rooted in children’s early language experiences, nurtured by their Home Literacy Environment.

Building students’ Vocabulary and Background Knowledge is key to supporting comprehension of both fiction and non-fiction texts and writing development.

Students develop the building blocks for reading and writing.

Children use their Alphabet Knowledge and Phonological Awareness to start Decoding—the ability to sound out words.

Reading fluency—students’ ability to read quickly, accurately, and expressively—develops along with their Sight Recognition and confidence.

  • Daily reviews and classroom activities such as word sorts can help students recognize patterns and become independent readers.

Supporting cognitive abilities can enhance learning.

Students’ Working Memory and Verbal Reasoning support their reading comprehension and writing by helping them make inferences and connections.

Young students may also need support in sustaining their Attention for learning.

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Students develop the building blocks for reading and writing.

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Supporting cognitive abilities can enhance learning.

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Early language experiences lay the foundation for reading and writing.

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