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... It is written particularly for parents, who should find the information useful in making judgments about: what kinds of language and literacy experiences to look for in preschool and child care settings, what to look for in initial reading instruction in kindergarten and the early grades, what to ask school boards, principals, elected officials, and other policy makers who make decisions regarding early reading instruction, whether their child is making progress in reading related skills and early reading. It is also for others who can influence the education and development of young children, especially policy makers, caregivers, and teachers.
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... To this end, these pages include practical guidelines, program descriptions, advice on resources, and strategies that can be used in everyday life, including: practical literacy and language activities for parents and their young children and activities and practices for classrooms.
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... Likewise, we suggest that parents of preschool children should also read about the early grades, to gain perspective on where they are headed. And we suggest that people with an interest in preventing reading difficulties family and community members, school administrators, district leaders, teachers, curriculum decision makers, volunteer tutors, and elected officials read the entire book.

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