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    Explain how young children develop understanding in basic reading skills. Next discuss 2 ways in which children come to understand to read. How would your assessment tool provide feedback to the student and teacher? References required

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    The NICHD Research Program in Reading Development, Reading Disorders and Reading Instruction
    G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D.
    Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
    National Institutes of Health
    This document was prepared for the Keys to Successful Learning Summit held in May 1999 in Washington, D.C.


    This document was prepared by the National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators, funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs.
    Emergent Literacy: Synthesis of the Research
    Barbara K. Gunn
    Deborah C. Simmons
    Edward J. Kameenui
    University of Oregon


    Valencia, Sheila W. "Authentic Classroom Assessment of Early Reading: Alternatives to Standardized Tests." Preventing School Failure 41.2 (Wntr 1997): 63(1). Professional Collection. Gale. Minneapolis Public Library. 9 Sept. 2008

    How do children develop understanding in basic reading skills?
    The process of learning to read begins long before school starts. This stage is considered "emergent literacy," and during this period (which lasts up until children are about five years old), children develop skills that set the groundwork for reading development. As children are exposed to printed material, they gain an understanding that the squiggles and lines on the page mean something. They learn the pattern of text as they watch their parents read left-to-right and front-to-back in a book. They learn that letters have meaning, which is evidenced ...

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    This discusses the development of reading skills and provides an assessment tool.