Word Level Reading

Learning Intentions

After viewing this module session participants will be able to: 

  • Describe why some children struggle in reading
  • Explain why some students have a limited sight vocabulary
  • Understand and explain why some approaches to reading work better than others


watch the session below.

*Please see the Transcripts resource folder located in Module 0 for a text copy of the transcript from this video. 


  • Word-Level reading skills are based upon phonological/phonemic skills
  • Poor access to phonemes in spoken words negatively affects reading development
  • Such difficulties affects phonic development, sight word acquisition, and fluency
  • ELs generally respond well to high-quality word-level reading instruction
  • Intervention and instruction that is consistent with a scientific understanding of reading has far greater outcomes than intervention and instruction that is inconsistent with research

Reflect & Connect

How has your understanding of various aspects of word reading development changed as a result of this module? How might your thoughts on reading instruction change?