CHART: How a child learns to read

May 13, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
The principle that gives children a jumping-off point for reading instruction is called the alphabetic principle, which is the concept that letters in words represent sounds. Once this clicks with students, they can start learning to read. Before this point, however, they have to go through a few other phases, which could overlap and don’t necessarily end before the next phase begins.

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