The Literacy and English

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The Literacy and English framework promotes the development of critical and creative thinking as well as competence in listening and talking, reading, writing and the personal, interpersonal and team-working skills which are so important in life and in the world of work.

Literacy skills include listening, speaking, reading and writing. They also include such things as awareness of the sounds of language, awareness of print, and the relationship between letters and sounds. Other literacy skills include vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension.

Reading is the process of looking at written symbols and letters and understanding the meaning of them. There are lots of literacy skills that are involved in developing vital reading literacy skills. Reading skills contribute to a child’s reading ability – in other words, how well they can read and understand what they’re reading. There’s a wide variety of reading skills that children develop and work on throughout their primary education and beyond. These reading literacy skills include:

Decoding:The decoding definition in reading is the process of working out how to say (or how to begin sounding out) an unfamiliar written word. This process makes it easier for children to understand, recognise and figure out the meaning or pronunciation of words they may not have seen before.
Phonemic awareness:Phonemic awareness is a component of phonological awareness that exclusively refers to the observation of phonemes. It refers to the ability to focus on specific individual sounds in spoken words.
Reading fluency:Reading fluency brings word recognition and comprehension together. It’s the last main skill that’s needed to be able to read. Fluency allows you to read smoothly without getting stuck on your words.
Reading comprehension: Reading comprehensionis the understanding of what has been read through the learning and processing ofreading skills.Reading comprehension is a crucial skill in adult life, too. For example, we need reading comprehension skills to be able to understand important letters, contracts, work documents, emails etc.

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