How Does it Work?

Literacy Links works by addressing the following fundamentals:

  • Decoding — Decoding is the ability to read words by converting written symbols into speech sounds. When we read, we make sense of letters on a page. Letters are simply symbols that represent speech sounds.
  • Monitoring for Meaning — Literacy is not only the ability to sound out a word; it also involves being able to make sense of the word.
  • Reading in Context — Literacy Links helps the student put words into context, so they can fully grasp the meaning of sentences they read.
  • Phonemic Awareness — the ability to identify and manipulate the sounds within words.