Mary and Rena are first grade teachers in the same elementary school. About five years ago, Carole spent her sabbatical year working with Chapter I students in the local public school district. At that time she and Mary often discussed Mary's Chapter I students. These discussions included general issues related to the teaching of literacy and it became apparent both had similar questions and concerns about approaches to teaching emergent and beginning readers.
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