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Reading and instructional terms you may want to know.

Phonemic awareness: The ability to hear and manipulate individual phonemes. Phonological awareness includes this ability, but it also includes the ability to hear and manipulate larger units of sound, such as onsets and rimes and syllables.

Alphabetic Principle (Phonics): The ability to associate sounds (phonemes) with letters and use these sounds to read words.

Accuracy and Fluency: The effortless, automatic ability to read words in connected text.

Vocabulary: The ability to understand and use words to acquire and convey meaning.

Comprehension: The complex cognitive process involving the intentional interaction between reader and text to extract meaning.

Choral Read: Reading aloud in unison.

The Florida Center for Reading Research printable list of reading terms.

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