Jun 05 2021



Reading Readiness

Research has demonstrated the importance of phonological awareness,
letter recognition, and oral language in the acquisition of reading and
spelling skills. Once students understand the sound structure of spoken
language and can instantly name letters, they are ready to learn how sounds
map onto letters. This knowledge builds their ability to decode unfamiliar
words. Comprehension is developed through listening and retelling.
In Reading Readiness, a Neuhaus Education Center program, participants
• The foundational skills that are necessary to become fluent readers
and accurate spellers.
• Hands-on, multisensory activities to teach and reinforce these skills.
• Strategies for building instant recognition of words with reliable and
unexpected pronunciations.
• The importance of explicit and systematic handwriting instruction to
spelling and writing.
•Reading Readiness is a prerequisite for the KSALT Basic Language Skills Introductory Course.