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Determining Reading Readiness
Determining when a child is ready is based on a number of reading readiness skills. For instance: does the child pretend to read? Do the child re-tell familiar stories. Do they have some understanding of concepts of print? Don't miss the cues because the next step is actually reading.

Reading Readiness Scale: 3-5 Year Olds
This checklist helps you to determine if your 3-5 year old is demonstrating the reading readiness skills typically observed at this age level. If not, this should raise a flag for you.

Reading Readiness Scale: 4-6 Year Olds
This checklist helps you to determine if your 4-6 year old is demonstrating the reading readiness skills typically observed at this age level.

Reading Readiness Scale: 5-7 Year Olds
Use this checklist to help you to determine if your 5-7 year old is demonstrating the reading readiness skills typically observed at this age level.

Reading Readiness Scale: 6-8 Year Olds
Use this checklist to help you to determine if your 6-8 year old is demonstrating the reading readiness skills typically observed at this age level.

Reading Readiness Scale: 7-9 Year Olds
Use this checklist to help you to determine if your 7-9 year old is demonstrating the reading readiness skills typically observed at this age level.

Children will vary in their reading readiness skills. However, children with special needs will often lag in the areas of reading. Lacking some of the readiness is a flag not to be ignored. Much research indicates that early intervention leads to greater success. Let these checklists guide you to make good decisions about next steps in reading.

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