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Word Recognition
Phonological Awareness
Language Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Phonemic Awareness

Finger Stretching with Monique Ealey

In this video, Monique Ealey, director of education and experiences at Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, demonstrates the "finger stretching" technique — using her fingers to isolate and identify each sound in a word.

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Reading Universe is made possible by generous support from Jim & Donna Barksdale, the American Federation of Teachers, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and three anonymous donors.

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