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Help My Child to Read: What is Emergent Literacy?

Emergent literacy is a general term used to describe the behaviors, skills, and knowledge that are present BEFORE children can read by themselves. Since the development of reading is complex, experts often describe its development as happening in...

Help My Child to Read Series: What’s the Alphabetic Principle?

Help My Child Read Series: What’s the Alphabetic Principle? Photo Credit: dmelchordiaz A few months ago, I wrote a post entitled, The Matthew Effect and Literacy – What’s the Connection? In it, I explained how the phrase, “the rich get...

The Matthew Effect and Literacy – What’s the Connection?

The Matthew Effect and Literacy – What’s the Connection? Ever hear the phrase: “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer?” Probably. Photo Credit: scottysauce  This popular phrase was coined in 1968 by an American sociologist named...