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Sophisticated Talk: Robust preschool experience offers lasting effects on language and literacy

by | Posted on Tuesday, May. 22, 2012 — 1:46 PM

New research from Peabody finds that preschool teachers’ use of sophisticated vocabulary and analytic talk about books, combined with early support for literacy in the home, can predict fourth-grade reading comprehension and word recognition.

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