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Why Fluency Matters

The Wholistic Reading Approach Learning to read is so much more than just decoding words. As parents and teachers, we need to help our children learn and grow in all areas of reading. This includes decoding, background knowledge, comprehension, and fluency for total understanding. What is fluency? Much like the word "decoding", you will hear… Continue reading Why Fluency Matters

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The Decoding Detective

A Wholistic Reading Approach Reading is a foundational life skill that we teach our little ones in the early years of their life. The goal of reading is not simply to teach children read words and read them quickly. Instead, we want our kiddos to read to understand a new text. A wholistic reading approach… Continue reading The Decoding Detective

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Constructing Background Knowledge

A Wholistic Reading Approach Constructing background knowledge is one of the foundational skills of the wholistic reading approach. Check out this post to read about how to teach reading in a wholistic, well-rounded way. What is background knowledge? Background knowledge is the information you already know about a topic that you can apply to a… Continue reading Constructing Background Knowledge