Parent Literacy Levels Affect Their Child’s Literacy Levels…
Research shows that a mother’s level of education is one of the most important factors influencing children’s reading levels and other school achievements.
It is proven that more highly educated mothers have greater success in providing children with the cognitive and language skills that contribute to early success in school.
Research also proves that children of mothers with high levels of education stay in school longer that children of mothers with low levels of education.
How does income affect a child’s literacy level??? According to the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) children of low-income families began school far below their more income advantaged peers. In fact…
Before entering kindergarten, the average cognitive scores of preschool-age children in the highest income group are 60 percent above the average scores of children in the lowest income group.
At age 4 years, children who live below the poverty line are 18 months below what is normal for their age group; by age 10 that gap is still present. For children living in the poorest families, the gap is even larger…
By the time children from middle-income families with well-educated parents are in third grade, they know about 12,000 words. Third grade children from low-income families with undereducated parents who don’t talk to them very much have vocabularies of around 4,000 words, one-third as many words as their middle-income peers…
Low-literate parents are more likely to exert a positive influence on their children’s academic achievement when they are able to enhance their own literacy skills as well.
The Effects of Learning Disabilities
Learning disabilities are problems that affect the brain's ability to receive, process, analyze, or store information.
These problems can make it difficult for a student to learn as quickly as someone who isn't affected by learning disabilities…
Learning Disabilities Can Cause: Trouble focusing or concentrating Trouble spelling Trouble reading Trouble writing Social struggles
it affects a child’s literacy level.
Research shows that parent involvement has a positive effect on children’s reading acquisition.
Children who read to their parents on a regular basis made greater gains than children receiving an equivalent amount of extra reading instruction by reading specialists at school .
Teacher intervention should be INCREASED!
If teacher intervention is increased… So is a child’s literacy level.
Does it really matter??
Out of thirteen students that completed an online survey, only seven students attended preschool…
However, The preschool phase is strongly associated with the improvement in academic functioning in children.
Early Literacy Learning…
is our ladder…
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