Early elementary educators are responsible for ensuring that their students have the necessary basic reading skills. In order to teach these skills, teachers need an understanding of how students learn to read and what these skills include. Surprisingly, just over 50% of elementary teacher preparation programs in the United States offer courses in scientifically based reading methods (Moorer, 2020). Our new Foundational Reading Skills White Paper explains the science of how students learn to read and what skills they need to be taught.

Our Foundational Reading Skills White Paper explores the following topics:

  • The Science of Reading
  • How Do Children Learn to Read?
  • Foundational Reading Skills
  • Print Concepts
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Fluency

The White Paper explains each of the foundational reading skills and how to teach the skills to students. Recommendations are given for how Read Naturally programs can help students develop these skills. Read Naturally programs align with the Science of Reading and apply research-based instructional methods to help students become proficient readers. Please download the Foundational Reading Skills White Paper to learn more.

Moorer, A. (2020, February 20). Better reading starts with better teacher preparation. National Council on Teacher Quality. https://www.nctq.org/blog/Better-reading-starts-with-better-teacher-preparation