ERIC Number: ED046621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Unlocking the Door to Literacy.
Investigated in this pilot experiment was a reading readiness program designed to introduce to kindergarten children the prereading skills necessary for later success in reading. Eighty-one children, primarily of Spanish origin or Negro, participated in the study. The 42 experimental subjects received instruction in the reading readiness program, while the control group did not. At the end of the school year, the Murphy-Durrell Reading Readiness Analysis was administered to all children. The results were presented according to ethnic distribution and stanine-percentage range distribution of the experimental and control groups. In the experimental group, 37 percent of the boys and 61 percent of the girls scored above the sixth stanine; none of the control subjects scored above the sixth stanine. It was concluded that most of the children in the experimental program were ready for formal reading instruction upon entering first grade. Related to this study is a report by the same author in which she describes the kindergarten reading readiness program. The clearinghouse access number for this study is RE 003 185. Tables are included. (DH)
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Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara Elementary and High School District, CA.