ERIC Number: ED072420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Reading Readiness. A UKRA (United Kingdom Reading Assn.) Teaching of Reading Monograph.
Downing, John; Thackray, Derek
The research being published in Britain regarding reading readiness is reviewed in this monograph. The factors teachers should take into account when planning prereading programs and determining when a child is ready to read are presented. The various aspects of reading readiness that are discussed include: (1) physiological factors, such as maturity, sex differences, neurological factors, cerebral dominance, vision, hearing, and speech; (2) environmental factors, including socioeconomic and cultural factors; (3) the emotional factors of personality and motivation; (4) intellectual factors, such as mental age, perceptual abilities, conceptual development, and specific reasoning abilities; (5) readiness training, and (6) an appraisal of reading readiness. A bibliography, author index, and subject index are included. (WR)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Early Reading, Environment, Intelligence, Personality, Readiness, Reading, Reading Processes, Reading Readiness, Sex Differences
International Reading Association, 6 Tyre Avenue, Newark, Del. 19711 ($2.00)
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Authoring Institution: United Kingdom Reading Association.
Note: Published by the Univ. of London Press for the United Kingdom Reading Assn.