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Q:I've heard a lot about how important phonological skills are in early reading, but there seem to be so many of them. There's rhyming, deletion, segmenting, blending, substitution, and on and on. My question is, "Do I really need to teach all of these skills? Which ones are most important? What are good ways for me to teach them?" Trina, Boise, ID.
A:Dr. Paige C. Pullen of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia addresses this question, providing not just background about phonological awareness, but also useful teaching techniques for improving young children's awareness of the phonological basis of English.
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