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The author reasserts the importance of children's relationships and communications with people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy.


It is unlikely that there will ever be total agreement about the best approaches to learning and teaching, particularly the teaching of reading. Teachers change their approach as they learn from their own experience, from colleagues and from courses. They are constantly looking for ways to make learning easier, more meaningful, more relevant and more enduring for pupils. This is particularly true in the area of reading and it is right that, as more is understood about the process of learning to read, reading practices are examined and adapted so that they are efficient and relevant to the immediate and future needs of young children.

The majority of children do learn to read but teachers and researchers hope that a fuller understanding of reading and ...

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