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  • Language Development
  • Background Knowledge
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
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Oral Language Development 
Oral Language Development across the Curriculum, K-12. ERIC Digest 
Young Children's Oral Language Development 
Oral Language and its Contribution to Reading Development  
Oral Language Development for Beginners 
Oral Language Development across the Curriculum, K-12 
Oral Comprehension Sets the Ceiling on Reading Comprehension   
Literacy Training: Oral Language Development
Language Arts: Elementary Resources: Oral Language Development Continuum
Young Children’s Oral Language Development
Practices Promoting Language Development

Background Knowledge
Background Knowledge: Making Connections Between New and Known Information
Article on Background Knowledge
Meaning Skills: Background Knowledge
How Knowledge Helps: It Speeds and Strengthens Reading Comprehension, Learning—and Thinking
Develop Background Knowledge
Example of a graphic organizer to build background knowledge
Adolescent Literacy (grades 4-12) Use Easy Nonfiction to Build Background Knowledge
How to Connect Students' Background Knowledge to Content in the ELL Classroom
Building Children's Background Knowledge and Thinking Skills
Primed Background Knowledge

Phonemic Awareness
Games, chants, songs etc.
Phonemic Awareness and the Teaching of Reading
Songs That Build Phonological Awareness (Including Phonemic Awareness) Phonics
Phonemic Awareness - Pre Reading Skills
Phonemic Awareness: An Important Early Step in Learning To Read
Phoneme Isolation: Building Phonemic Awareness
Phonemic Awareness Instruction
What is Phonemic Awareness?
Interactive website for students
Free printables for teachers of young learners
Phonics-sounds included
Phonics games
Learn to Read: Free Phonics games, worksheets and flashcards
A Gold Mine of Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Worksheets
Free on-line Reading Assessment
Interactive Phonics and Word Study
Where children have fun learning to read

Reading Comprehension topics
Silent Reading Comprehension Ultimate Goal of Reading Instruction
Topics on comprehension
Daily reading comprehension themes
Reading comprehension passages
Reading comprehension resources

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