This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.
The Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.
Task 2: Understanding the National Reading Panel's Report - The Five Components of Learning to Read
Guideline: As requested by the United States Congress, the purpose of the National Reading Panel was to "assess the status of research-based knowledge, including the effectiveness of various approaches to teaching children to read." The resulting report issued in 2000 addressed five components of learning to read: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. This task provides information on these components and helps educators of early learners enhance their awareness of the Teaching Children to Read report.