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ERIC Number: EJ899499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0379-0037
An Analysis of Early Literacy Skills among Indian Children at Lower Kindergarten
Silva, Reena; Padakannaya, Prakash
Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics, v33 n2 p129-140 Jul-Dec 2007
The present study is about the early literacy skills among children in the lower kindergarten in India. The study seeks to identify the areas where inadequacy exists in the Indian scenario where the medium of instruction is not the first language/mother tongue of the child. The study found that children were proficient in the skills taught in class such as letter recognition and letter sounds but as isolated tasks they seemed to lack in generalizing the knowledge of phonological awareness for reading and spelling of new words. The study calls for effective intervention in the form of effective teaching of early reading skills in order to avoid failure in literacy skills later in school. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India