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How to Create a Literate Home - First Grader and Reader & Writer

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A "literate home" for children at this stage contains several kinds of materials, helps children to establish a reading habit, and helps them to establish systems and tools for reading and writing independently. By the end of first grade, most children know how to read. By the end of third grade, most children can read smoothly and fluently. At this age, your child uses writing both to communicate his thoughts and feelings and to deepen his understanding of what he reads. Therefore, a "literate home" at this stage is one is which there are many reading and writing materials available and children are encouraged to make reading and writing a habit.

 

What You Need

   

What You Can Do

   

This article is from the "Reading and Language" section of the PBS Parents website.

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