What is Reading?

Each month I will focus on one of these 5 components of reading

1. Phonemic Awareness

2. Phonics
3. Vocabulary
4. Fluency
5. Comprehension

Check back each month for more information on one of these areas. 

The Big 5 Reading Skills--Why You Need to Teach Them

To start the year:
What does reading mean to you?
Why is it important?
If you could define reading, what would that definition be?