Building Literacy Piece by Piece Quick Reference Guide

Teaching students to read is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. A host of various aspects all fit together as a whole. To become strong readers, students have to do much more than just read words by sight. They must be able to: Identify and manipulate the sounds of letters Blend sounds to make words

Teaching students to read is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. A host of various aspects all fit together as a whole. To become strong readers, students have to do much more than just read words by sight. They must be able to: Identify and manipulate the sounds of letters Blend sounds to make words and segment words into sounds Use context and analogies to determine word meaning Become skilled at spelling, writing, vocabulary, and self-reflection This Quick Reference Guide gives teachers at-a-glance tips to make sure every student can fit each puzzle piece right into place.