Alison Elliott discusses how all children, including the most vulnerable, can be given the best chance to be ready to read. Most children are well on their way to reading independently by the end of the first year of school. How well children progress depends on their pre-requisite understandings and skills – or ‘readiness’ at school entry. The concept of ‘readiness’, although not currently popular in Australia, is central to reading.
Elliott, A. (2006, July 01). Pathways to Literacy. Research Developments. 16(16) https://research.acer.edu.au/resdev/vol16/iss16/3