Monday, February 1, 2010

GET READY TO READ !



Here is a great resource for those who have pre-school children .As I have mentioned in other dyslexia blog articles early identification of dyslexia is very important. If parents and teachers can be made aware that a child may have problems learning to read early on, then there is more chance that the child can catch up with his peers.

Get Ready to Read !

This site includes a screening tool which can show how good your child’s pre-reading skills are as well as offering ideas of activities to boost literacy skills …

Get Ready to Read! (GRTR!) is a programme from the US designed to help build the early literacy skills of preschool children.

It is an initiative of the National Center for Learning Disabilities., USA.

It provides a screening tool to assess reading skills in pre-school children.

There is a 20-question research-based screening tool which can be used with four-year-old children by a teacher or parent. The score will show if your child's pre-reading skills are weak, strong, or somewhere in between. This tool is designed to screen a child twice during the year before kindergarten. The screeening tool is in English and Spanish.

In addition there are activities and resources to help improve childrens literacy skills. These include interactive games as well as printable activity cards.


http://www.getreadytoread.org/

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