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Route to Reading: Keep Your Child’s Engine Running

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Route to Reading: Keep Your Child’s Engine Running

Route to Reading: Keep Your Child’s Engine Running

Helping your child stretch apart and connect sounds to sound out words supports early reading success. For example:
How does this word start?
Your child says, /mmm/.
What’s the next sound?
Your child says, /aaa/.
What sound comes next?
Your child says, /nnn/.
What happens when you put them
together?
Your child says, /mmmaaannn/.
What is the word?
Your child says, man!

Suggested Citation

National Center on Improving Literacy (2019). Route to Reading: Keep Your Child’s Engine Running. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Special Education Programs, National Center on Improving Literacy. Retrieved from http://improvingliteracy.org.