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How can you promote the development of multiple word-identification strategies?

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To teach someone how to read is to provide that person with strategies to decode and make sense out of the symbols printed on the page so that they become recognizable and meaningful words. Most readers benefit from having multiple methods of approaching this process.

Reading needs to begin with a strong foundation in basic phonics. Youngsters need to master the connections between letter symbols and sounds associated with those symbols, or phonemes. As the relationship between the visual symbols (printed...

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