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