Summary of Becoming a Nation of Readers.

The following are summary statements about reading reproduced from Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading. "Emerging literacy" refers to reading activities that typically begin in the home, preschool enviroment through approximately second or third grade. "Extending literacy" refers mainly to activities beginning in the third grade.

What is reading?

Emerging Literacy....the first steps in learning to read.

Extending Literacy.... As proficiency develops reading should be thought of not so much as a seperate subject in school but as integral to learning literature, social studies, and science.