ERIC Number: ED255891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-8
Reference Count: 0
What Do Prereaders Know about Print?
Harlin, Rebecca P.
A study explored the relationship between print awareness and subsequent reading achievement in children. Specifically it measured changes in the development of print awareness across age and grade levels and across time, and compared the levels of lower-ability, educationally disadvantaged children in second and third grades to that of their predecessors in kindergarten and first grade. The 126 subjects included children from kindergarten and first grade, and Title I second and third grade students. Students' performance on reading readiness, reading achievement, and print awareness measures was evaluated. Test results indicated that older subjects demonstrated greater print awareness than the younger subjects, and that print awareness increased by age and by grade level of the subject, although the change was not equal for all grades. There was a moderately strong, positive relationship between the level of print awareness and the level of reading readiness. The "Concepts about Print Test, Sand," proved to be an adequate predictor of reading achievement. This measure's ease of administration should recommend its use in the classroom as well as the reading clinic. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Concepts about Print Test; Print Awareness
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the New York State Reading Association (18th, Kiamesha Lake, NY, November 6-11, 1984).