Failure to understand that words come apart; for example, that batboy can be pulled apart into bat and boy, and later on, that the word bat can be broken down still further and sounded out as: “b” “aaa” “t”
Inability to learn to associate letters with sounds, such as being unable to connect the letter b with the “b” sound.
Reading errors that show no connection to the sounds of the letters; for example, the word big is read as goat.
The inability to read common one-syllable words or to sound out even the simplest of words, such as mat, cat, hop, nap.
Complaints about how hard reading is, or avoiding reading.
A history of reading problems in parents or siblings
“Children’s oral language abilities are interwoven with learning to read and write.”
“Throughout the school years, oral language is both a means whereby children learn about reading and a goal of reading instruction.”
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