Reading is much more than the big five—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Whether we call ourselves good or bad readers—our identities as readers—all of us utilize many different processes to access different material for different purposes. Considering the following terminology—and attempting to define and distinguish the words—can make for a lively intergenerational restorative literacies circle:
Our children will hear and many will even listen. And begin to pay attention to their own reading processes as they explore and grow.