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re: ready?
Sun Nov 23, 2014 19:12

Like Tavia, I don't see a difference in genders. There are so many factors that can effect their readiness. Their age is a big thing, literally half my class was born in April, May, or June. I only have two students who will turn six before 2015. Also, whether or not they attended pre-k or had a parent who stayed at home with them and worked with them is a great contributing factor to their readiness. Like Tavia said, those who are read to at home come in knowing a lot more than those who are only handed books to look at.
In Kindergarten it is really hard to judge at first whether or not a child is 'ready'. Some students who haven't ever had prior experience with phonics or reading soar, and then others really struggle.

  • Ready for instruction? - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 16:33
    Have you also found that a lot of students, especially males, aren't ready for certain types of instruction in kindergarten now that the standards have changed? Seem to remember reading research on... more
    • re: ready? - hodgete, Sun Nov 23 19:12
    • males - catheyt, Sun Nov 23 18:32
      I don't see as many gender differences. i know that developmentally girls can be more "ready" than boys. But really the biggest factor in school readiness in my experience is socio-economic and... more
      • Readiness - Rachel Yakey, Sun Nov 23 19:08
        Thank you for your insight. I defiantly agree. I always get a smile when I see my own 3-year-old surrounded by books in his room. I can see a difference between my children and my nieces and nephews... more
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