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Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

Read Together
Is William Joyce as wacky as his books? Meet the creator of George Shrinks and Rolie Polie Olie.
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Literacy Launchers
Take kids to get their own library card. It'll make them feel all grown up when they become a member of the library.
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About the Host
Deborah

Deborah Norville, a host of the third program in the Reading Rockets series, is the mother of three and the anchor of Inside Edition.


Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
Fluent Reading
Roots of Reading Roots of Reading
Sounds and Symbols Sounds and Symbols
Fluent Reading Fluent Reading
  Full Overview
Read Together
Literacy Launchers
Helpful Articles
Meet the Experts
Writing and Spelling Writing and Spelling
Reading for Meaning Reading for Meaning
Reading Rocks!
Empowering Parents
Becoming Bilingual
Reading and the Brain
A Chance to Read
Toddling Toward Reading Toddling Toward Reading
Quickly and Easily
Fluency means being able to decode individual words accurately and quickly... and understand the words as you read them. This is a crucial skill. A child who reads haltingly will work so hard at the mechanics of the task that there's little mental energy left to understand the meaning.
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Child Reading

"The more rapid you 
		are at reading, the more time you can actually allocate to understanding what you read." – Maryanne Wolf, 
		Tufts University

Helpful Articles
Want to know more? These articles show how teachers and schools can help new readers.
bullet Fluency>>
bullet Johnson School's School-Wide Reading Effort>>

Meet the Experts
Read and watch our interviews with some of the nation's top reading experts.
bullet G. Reid Lyon>>
bullet Edward Kame'enui>>

Related Links
Here are some of our favorite websites for beginning readers.
bullet Between the Lions>>
bullet American Library Association>>
bullet Reading Rockets>>















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