Assessment of Learning

Reading Readiness: 7 signs that a child is ready to go from listening to reading

reading with ice cream© ChildForum

 

How can you tell if a child is ready to go from listening to stories to reading stories?

Below is a list of behaviours, skills, and interests which indicate that a child is ready for reading. 

If a child is under  4 1/2 years and is already reading or strongly showing the characteristics listed below he/she may have a special gift in reading.  Click here for an article about this.

Formal reading instruction begins usually when a child starts primary school.

Possibly your main interest in looking at this checklist is to use it to assess if a child turning age 5 is ready for learning to read at school.  

The list can be useful also as a source of ideas for parents and early childhood teachers who are supporting a young child to develop pre-reading skills. 

 

READ MORE



Oops ... you are attempting to view an article or a resource in the member-only area for Educators.  This is available exclusively to our Educator members.   

To keep reading, you need to login with your Educator membership login Smile

Not a member?  Look below ↓ for the click here button ↓   It will take you to the membership page to sign up and choose your own unique username and password.

Are you interested in joining us? 
Become a member and also gain access to our significant online knowledge base 

Membership Options

Educator
Membership

Who is this for?
Teachers - Student Teachers - Parents
$78.00 one year
$145.00 two years
Your own personal username and password.

ECE Service Provider  
Membership

Who is this for?
Service providers with one or more licensed ECE services
Starting from $198.00 for one year
A unique username and password

NZ-International Research in
ECE Journal Subscription

Who is this for?
Libraries, universities, polytechnics and organisations
$150.00 annual renewable in November each year
A username and password or IP address access