Portland State University. School of Education
Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
1 online resource (101 p.)
Reading readiness, Reading readiness -- Testing
Reading readiness is a subject that concerns reading teachers and educators. Inadequate readiness training may cause some students to become late readers, who can be identified as students who score below their age and grade level on a standardized reading test. It is important to define reading readiness and examine the component skills and factors in order to help late readers. This examination was conducted by a study of reading-readiness literature. The reading-readiness skills include auditory discrimination, visual and visual-motor discrimination, development of language, concept formation, and reasoning skills. Readiness factors include fixed factors, social, and emotional factors. Fixed factors cannot be changed or improved by instruction, such as age, sex, I.Q., and physical health. Social and emotional factors can often be improved by manipulating the classroom environment and providing nurturing experiences.
Robbins, Gail E., "A survey of reading-readiness skills and their application to the late reader" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2842.