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Word Recognition
Phonological Awareness
Language Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Phoneme Segmentation and Blending

Quick Look: Stretch and Shrink + Touch and Say

In this video, Rossie King of the Barksdale Reading Initiative at Operation Shoestring in Jackson, Mississippi, uses "stretch and shrink" and "touch and look," strategies to help her students practice blending sounds to make words. Operation Shoestring is an afterschool program.

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Produced by Reading Universe, a partnership of WETA, Barksdale Reading Institute, and First Book