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Home Experiences Related to the Development of Word Recognition

Linda Baker

Sylvia Fernandez-Fein

Deborah Scher

Helen Williams

National Reading Research Center

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University of Maryland Baltimore County

Researchers have documented many aspects of the home environment that seem to be important for optimal literacy development (for reviews, see Guthrie & Greaney, 1991; Morrow, 1989; Snow, Barnes, Chandler, Goodman, & Hemphill, 1991; Sonnenschein, Brody, & Munsterman, 1996; Sulzby & Teale, 1991). In this chapter we focus specifically on the role of home experiences in promoting the development of word recognition skills, a topic that has not ...

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