Learning to Read: What Does a Good Reading Program Include?

As an early childhood teacher who has taught in the early grades of primary school ,the most rewarding part of my job was always working alongside the children as they began the exciting journey on the road to learning to read independently. This series of four short video blogs introduces the components which research tells us are important elements of a language program for children who are beginning the process of formally learning to read.

For more information on the sorts of concepts to notice on the cover and inside a book when reading with young children, you might like to visit these posts;

Learning to Read Part 2: Letter Sound Relationships can now be viewed here.

Do you have a child who is learning to read in school?

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  1. I don’t have a child who is learning to read – but I’ve just started ‘learning to teach’ so I was excited to see this series.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for posting this. My 4 year old shows great interest in writing and reading these days. Will be useful for us.

  3. This is perfect timing! My four year old is really interested in learning to read so this information is very helpful to me. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great timing! I have an almost 4yr old and I need to figure out how to help him. Thank you!

  5. Fabulous post! We have a bit to go before we get to reading, but it will be very helpful in the future!


  6. Great post Christie! I was hanging on every word, as Doots is really showing interest in reading and likes to point out the words that she recognises (like the, and, is, a, this…). I had heard about the whole-language approach versus phonics but I don’t know much about the detail, so it was terrific to hear a teacher talk about it. I would love to hear your thoughts (maybe in a future post?) on different learning styles and whether there is research to show that different children respond better to different styles of teaching.

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