ERIC Number: EJ785226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Assessing Preschoolers' Emergent Literacy Skills in English and Spanish with the "Get Ready to Read!" Screening Tool
Farver, JoAnn M.; Nakamoto, Jonathan; Lonigan, Christopher J.
Annals of Dyslexia, v57 n2 p161-178 Dec 2007
This study investigated the ability of the English and Spanish versions of the "Get Ready to Read!" Screener (E-GRTR and S-GRTR) administered at the beginning of the preschool year to predict the oral language and phonological and print processing skills of Spanish-speaking English-language learners (ELLs) and English-only speaking children (EO) at the end of the year. The results revealed that the E-GRTR predicted the EO and ELL children's English emergent literacy skills and the ELL children's Spanish emergent literacy skills, and the S-GRTR predicted the ELL children's English and Spanish emergent literacy skills. For both groups, the E-GRTR and the S-GRTR were better at predicting children's print knowledge in English and Spanish compared to the other emergent literacy measures. The findings suggest that both screeners can be used effectively to assess preschool children's emergent literacy skills.
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Oral Language, Preschool Children, Emergent Literacy, English, Spanish Speaking, Reading Skills, Screening Tests, Phonology, Speech Skills, Prediction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Preschool Education
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