Reading K-3 vs. 4-12

Reading K-3

Acquire strategies for "decoding" unfamiliar words

Build "sight word vocabulary" of many thousands of words

Learn to coordinate skills for fluent reading of text

Begin extension of vocabulary beyond oral language limits

Acquire variety of strategies for enhancing comprehension, or repairing it when it breaks down

Develop or maintain a positive attitude about reading and view it as an important skill for learning and for pleasure