About this Research Topic
It can be said that reading is the key to all other keys in terms of all learning, knowledge search and knowledge development. Children, teenagers and adults can also have fun and have a good time reading books with enjoyment while being informed from newspapers and magazines. We should therefore hold the ambition that everyone who has the opportunity should learn to read and to have access to fun, educational books to read. Literacy is possibly the most important support we can provide to children of poor countries. Literacy of a language which can provide wide variety of reading is possibly the most efficient way these countries can end up helping themselves.
To help children learn to read, the first key issue in transparent writing environments (which large majority of readers of alphabetic languages read and learn knowledge) is the acquiring the sounds of the letters (or graphemes with several letters) at the first grade as the first step. We must not forget that reading is a skill whose full mastery requires a lot of reading after the basic reading skill has been acquired.
This Research Topic focuses on early reading development and then on the next steps towards full literacy thereby making knowledge learning possible. We welcome manuscripts addressing any of the following topics and subtopics from theoretical and/or experimental perspectives:
• Reading skills
• Language development to reading
• Letter-sound knowledge
• Motivating to reading
• Supporting reading comprehension
• Knowledge learning via reading
• Gender differences
• Cross-cultural perspectives
Keywords: Children, Letter-sound, reading, comprehension, gender differences, literacy, language development
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