BRAIN FACT: Vocabulary At Age 3 Predicts First Grade Reading Success

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Vocabulary at age 3 predicts first grade reading success. First grade vocabulary predicts eleventh grade reading level."
     -Andrew Biemiller, Vocabulary Development and Instruction: A Prerequisite for School Learning,     Handbook of Early Literacy Research (Volume 2), New York, NY: Guilford Press 2005.

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Anonymous said...

Not suprising that there is a literacy link to the early years that affects future literacy levels for children. When will policy makers wake up to realize that the investment in early learning must happen at birth. Not just Pre-K.

August 26, 2010 at 3:22 PM
Kim Lewis said...

An investment in primary relationships helps language development, not "early learning". I think this points to the idea that it is language that correlates to later literacy, not teaching literacy at an early age.

August 26, 2010 at 5:38 PM

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