Literacy Glossary

The Literacy Glossary provides a collection of terms necessary to critical discussion on literacy research and instruction. It was created and curated by a team of ILA members, under the leadership of ILA's Literacy Research Panel, as a way to identify and define a shared vocabulary—a living document that could evolve to reflect and support changes in the field.

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Literacy Glossary

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