ERIC Number: ED057987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
What Is Reading Readiness?
This micromonograph, concerned with beginning reading readiness, is one of a series designed to answer for parents questions about their children's reading development. The development of the concept of reading readiness is briefly discussed, and four major factors involved in reading readiness are identified: mental factors, physical factors, emotional and social factors, and educational factors. It is recommended that parents and teachers be alert to the possibility of learning disability due to any of the above factors and that they should consult the specialist if such disability occurs. The importance of hearing, vision, speech, and motor control is emphasized, and their interrelationships and influence on reading readiness are pointed out. Other important factors for reading success mentioned are age, sex, interest, desire to read, and the child's general pattern of growth and development. The author also discusses how the teacher may assess a child's reading readiness and urges the parents to discuss frequently their child's progress with the teacher so they might understand the purpose of the type of instruction prescribed for their children. References and questions for discussion are included. (AW)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Child Development, Cognitive Development, Educational Experience, Emotional Development, Maturity (Individuals), Parent Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Physical Development, Reading Readiness, Young Children
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Ave., Newark, Del. 19711 ($0.35 to members, $0.50 to nonmembers)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.; Indiana Univ., Bloomington. ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading.