An analysis and evaluation of reading readiness experiences described in the professional literature, 1933-1943

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Julia Massey McNairy (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Franklin McNutt

Abstract: School access of the first grade child depends almost entirely upon his success in reading.1 Promotion from the first grade has been generally conceded to mean that the child has been fairly successful in learning to read. The highest percentage of failures in the schools is found in the first grade. With promotion based almost entirely upon success in reading, educators and psychologists have in recent years spent much time in research on the problems connected with reading. Even earlier than this, research workers had come to the conclusion that many children upon entering school were not ready to read. The realization of this fact brought into the school program a new idea known as "reading readiness", based on the assumption that a child, to undertake successfully the task of reading, needs to have reached a general state of preparedness.

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Language: English
Date: 1945
Reading readiness $v Literary collections
Reading (Elementary)
Reading, Psychology of

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