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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1988

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An Investigation Of Kindergarten Children’S Concepts Related To Reading In Emergent Literacy, Rhonda Aileen Smith Mannara Aug 1988

An Investigation Of Kindergarten Children’S Concepts Related To Reading In Emergent Literacy, Rhonda Aileen Smith Mannara

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the literacy concepts related to reading that children have acquired by the end of kindergarten. A secondary purpose was to examine the relationship between these concepts and reading comprehension ability as indicated by performance on a standardized reading achievement test.

The subjects of this study were twenty kindergarten children randomly selected from six heterogeneous classes totaling 122 students. The students were interviewed individually and administered Clay's (1979) Concepts About Print test (CAP) entitled "Stones." The semi-structured interview was given to each child to determine the child's understanding of the ...