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Challenges in Early Grade Reading: A Live Blog on #7s2r

The READ Alliance launched its Seven Steps to Reading report synopsis on March 13th, earlier this year. Over the following weeks, tweet marathons have harnessed public opinion and understanding of these seven steps. Today, participants of the Early Grade Reading … Continue reading

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Step 6: Variety of Stimulating Reading Material to develop Reading proficiency.

At the stage of basic and proficient reading it is essential that the child is exposed to variety of stimulating reading material in wide range of formats and subjects. This is the stage of developing reading proficiency where access to … Continue reading

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Step Five: Encouragement and Guidance to help the child derive meaning from text.

One of the major challenges surrounding the current early grade reading scenario in India is that a majority of children are unable to engage themselves in deeper interpretations of the read material provided to them. This stops the child from … Continue reading

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Step-4 (from Seven Steps to Reading): Literacy skills already acquired by the child need reinforcment through practice and continued learning

Guidance provided to a child helps in developing habits of reading through practice and consolidation of skills already acquired. Core literacy and reading skills need to be reinforced regularly for several years of the child hood so that they are … Continue reading

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Step Three: Skilled Guidance and Supportive Environment for Basic Readers

The third major challenge in improving the status of early grade reading in the country is lack of importance given to the teaching of reading in schools. The missing acknowledgement of how fundamentally important it is to teach the appropriate … Continue reading

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Seven Steps to Reading #7s2r

The READ Alliance is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS). The READ Alliance is a new forum whose goal is to spur an early grade reading movement … Continue reading

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