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Word Recognition

What is word recognition? A subconscious process of breaking the alphabetic code of our written language to read words

New to word recognition? Start with our step-by-step skill explainers: syllable awareness, onset-rime, and phoneme identification.

Looking for teaching materials? Explore all of our word recognition resources below.

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