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Literacy Language

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Vocabulary
Words necessary to understand written or spoken thoughts.
Skimming
Reading quickly for big picture ideas or reading to gain a wide range of information quickly.
Pre-Reading
Activites done before the reading takes place.
Literacy
Ability to read and comprehend the printed word.
Phonics
The approach to decoding that emphasizes the letter-sound recognition.
Sight Words
Words which do not follow the normal pattern found in phonics; words you know and own without deep thinking
Phonemic Awareness
The understanding that words and meaning are made up of letters and sound patterns.
Aliteracy
Having the ability to read but lacking the motivation to do so - "I can read, but I don't practice the skill."
Reading Comprehension
Making meaning from text.
Illiteracy
Lacking the ability to read the material necessary to lead a normal adult life.
Schema
The reader's prior or background knowledge brought to new learning situations.
Modeling
Strategies like read-aloud and think-aloud that help students experience text by hearing great readers.
Reading Rate
Number of words read accurately in one minute (W.P.M.)
Fluency
Reading text quickly, accurately, and with proper expression.
Decoding
Using one's knowledge of phonics to decipher an unknown word.
Motivation
A desire to work and the enthusiasm to work toward a goal.
Monitoring
When readers are aware of their understanding as they read - staying focused on the purpose.
Metacognition
Thinking about thinking.
Scanning
A reading skill used to locate a single fact or a specific bit of information - "hunt and peck" reading.