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ERIC Number: ED287601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Some Indicators of Literacy Development in Prekindergarten: A Research Report.
Nurss, Joanne R.
During a 5-month period, an attempt was made to describe the literacy concepts of 12 children 5 years of age who attended a prekindergarten program rich in oral language experiences. Assessments were made in the classroom of the children's concepts of print, phoneme awareness, logo recognition, reading, and writing, through use of (1) the Metropolitan Readiness Tests, Early School Inventory: Preliteracy; (2) Hagtvet's Phoneme Awareness test; (3) Nurss' Logo Recognition task, (4) Hagtvet's Reading Tasks instrument; (5) writing tasks; and (6) performance during a curriculum unit on fairy tales. Findings indicated that the children needed more exposure to books, stories and "language experience dictation" to further develop print and story concepts. They required more opportunities to write their own stories, messages, and captions. They needed continued opportunities to retell and dramatize stories using puppets and the flannel board. Correlations among variables suggested that aural skills of hearing and blending sounds have an important relationship to visual concepts of print, understanding of the reading task, and recognition of some whole words and symbols. Three data tables are included. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A