Becoming literate in different languages: similar problems, different solutions.

  title={Becoming literate in different languages: similar problems, different solutions.},
  author={Johannes C. Ziegler and Usha Goswami},
  journal={Developmental science},
  volume={9 5},
The teaching of reading in different languages should be informed by an effective evidence base. Although most children will eventually become competent, indeed skilled, readers of their languages, the pre-reading (e.g. phonological awareness) and language skills that they bring to school may differ in systematic ways for different language environments. A thorough understanding of potential differences is required if literacy teaching is to be optimized in different languages. Here we propose… CONTINUE READING

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