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Ziegler, GA 1987 , 'Reading before school ', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This paper examines documented studies of the early reader,
the child who learns to read at home before entering formal
schooling. The historical view of when reading instruction
should commence is outlined, as well as the recent intensive
studies of the early reader by Dolores Durkin and Margaret
Clark. Predisposing factors in early literacy are extrapolated
from research studies and several early readers were examined
in local state schools to ascertain how closely these young
children matched those in studies cited. This leads to a
discussion of the relationship between studies of young fluent
readers and recent reading acquisition theories, and how these
relate to classroom practice.

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Ziegler, GA
Keywords: reading before school
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