ERIC Number: ED235600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Concepts of Print in Kindergarten "At Risk" Children.
Hetrick, Ethel W.
Eleven kindergarten children, nine of whom had been identified at risk, were administered tasks involving word and sentence reading with and without pictures, writing of words and a sentence, print awareness, and book handling skills. Results suggested that children expect words to be a label for pictures, that articles and prepositions are not necessarily written, and that some phonetic relationship is used to write words. When children used decoding strategies, they did so at the expense of meaning. Findings emphasized the importance of avoiding teaching isolated components of reading or letter formation at the expense of a general understanding of the purpose and function of reading and writing. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).