Literacy is a multi-faceted discipline that requires knowledge and understanding at its various levels to transform the 26 letters and 44 sounds of the English language into reading and writing.

The sounds of our language combine to make words, words combine to make sentences and sentences combine to make stories and record information. And herein lies the power and the possibility…

~ Pat Grafton

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