Reading definitions: United States Code, Title 20 - Education, Chapter 70 - Strengthening and Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Schools, Subchapter I - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvangaged, Sec. 6368 - Definitions (2012):
The term ‘‘reading’’ means a complex system of deriving meaning from print that requires all of the following:
(A) The skills and knowledge to understand how phonemes, or speech sounds, are connected to print.
(B) The ability to decode unfamiliar words.
(C) The ability to read fluently.
(D) Sufficient background information and vocabulary to foster reading comprehension.
(E) The development of appropriate active strategies to construct meaning from print.
(F) The development and maintenance of a motivation to read."
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