Language and literacy encompass the skills of reading, writing, and oral language. We start by learning letters and sounds, which we are later able to segment and blend in order to decode words as we read. For writing, we learn how to spell phonetically by “stretching out” our words. As we develop as writers, we learn to incorporate sight words and proper writing conventions. In oral language, we learn how to ask and answer questions, retell stories, and recognize rhyming words.