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Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers

Read Together
Meet Kate Duke, author of Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One, as she talks and draws for kids.
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Literacy Launchers
Pen pals or e-pals? Encourage your kids to write to other kids, whether across the hall or on the other side of the world.
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About the Host
Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox, actress and star of the movie Independence Day, is the host of the fourth program in this Reading Rockets series.


Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
Writing and Spelling
Roots of Reading Roots of Reading
Sounds and Symbols Sounds and Symbols
Fluent Reading Fluent Reading
Writing and Spelling Writing and Spelling
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Read Together
Literacy Launchers
Helpful Articles
Meet the Experts
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
Patterns in Language
Writing, spelling, and reading reinforce each other. Spelling helps a child see the patterns in language and understand how words are really put together. By learning spelling, children realize that the English language follows rules, which makes it easier for them to understand those rules when reading or writing.
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Child Spelling

"Anything that is going to cause trouble with a child's reading will show up even more dramatically in a child's spelling and writing." – Louisa Moats

Helpful Articles
Want to know more? These articles show how to develop a child's writing.
bullet Vocabulary>>
bullet Ten Pointers on Evaluating a Young Child's Writing>>

Meet the Experts
Read and watch our interviews with some of the nation's top reading experts.
bullet Louisa Moats>>
bullet Russ Whitehurst>>

Related Links
Here are some of our favorite websites for teachers.
bullet PBS TeacherSource>>
bullet Ed Online>>
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