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image big ideas in beginning readingThe 5 Big Ideas were developed as areas of focus for the most effective way to teach reading.

Phonemic awareness, Alphabetic Principle (Phonics), Accuracy and Fluency,
Vocabulary, Comprehension

Learn more about the 5 Big Ideas. Find more useful definitions on our Glossary page.

Pre-K to Kindergarten

Phonemic/Phonological Awareness

Alphabetic Principle

Accuracy and Fluency

Vocabulary

First Grade

Alphabetic Principle

Accuracy and Fluency

Second and Third Grade

Accuracy and Fluency

Vocabulary

Comprehension

Fourth Grade

Accuracy and Fluency

Vocabulary

Comprehension

 

Fifth Grade

Accuracy and Fluency

Vocabulary

Comprehension

Apps for Your Tablet

Bob Books Reading Apps - Bob Books focus on decoding and other early reading skills.

Apps list from Reading Rockets - Broken out by focus

One Minute Reader - Builds fluency

iPad Apps to Teach Reading

Reading Adventure App - From the creators of Reading Rainbow. This app builds reading passion rather than targeting specific learning skills.

Here are some other resources and activities you may find useful:

Understood.org - Interactive information for parents of children who are struggling to learn.

Reading Rockets - Resources for parents and professionals including reading strategies, lessons, and activities as well as videos and research

Oregon Literacy Framework - To learn and achieve, students need well-developed literacy skills. Implementing the Oregon Literacy Plan ensures that young Oregonians will develop strong reading and writing skills to prepare them to succeed in school, college, and career—without need for remediation.

Parent Links - You may also find informational links on our Parent Links page.