Section 1: What do you need to know to teach early reading?


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Figure 1.1: Teachers working together on professional development activities

In this section you will:

  • reflect on how children learn to read
  • think about how effective literacy teachers can support children’s reading.

You will think about your own experiences as a child, and how you can support reading development. The course’s approach to teaching children how to learn to read begins here.


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Foundational literacy