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Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Literacy: The Sociocultural Influence and New Directions in Digital and Hybrid Mediation

Reconceptualizing early childhood literacy: The sociocultural influence and new directions in digital and hybrid mediation
AriaRazfar and Kris D.Gutiérrez

In April 2000, the US National Reading Panel (NRP) presented their analysis of more than 100,000 studies on early literacy and concluded that the five most essential components to a child's ability to read are the following: phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In 2002, the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) was commissioned to examine the NRP's findings as it related to early literacy and found major limitations in the NRP report. The commission found that the report did not adequately (if at all) address the teaching implications for children under 5. ...

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