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A information sheet explaining the importance of targeting BOTH language based literacy (or oral language skills) and print based literacy skills (i.e. alphabetic, phonic, spelling and decoding ability) for the development of interpretative reading and writing skills.

Too often parents and educators associate early literacy success with alphabetic and sight word knowledge. A little later on in a child’s development literacy is often viewed in terms of phonics, spelling and decoding ability. This ignores the role of oral vocabulary, sentence structure, oral language and comprehension ability. For students to develop interpretative reading and writing skills it is essential that both language based literacy (or oral language skills) and print based literacy skills (i.e. alphabetic, phonic, spelling and decoding ability) are recognised and targeted.

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