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The most recent issue of  Perspectives on Language and Literacy  is themed “Beyond Reading Recovery: What Works Best?”

The theme editor is Tom Nicholson, Professor in the School of Education at Massey University, Aukland, New Zealand.

In his summary introduction to the issue, he offers a checklist given to students, which I think could be useful as you gather information about a young reader. 

Questions About Reading

  • How good a reader do you feel yourself to be?
  • How do you feel when it is your turn to read out loud in school?
  • How do you feel when you come to a new word while reading?
  • How do you feel when you have to spell a new word that you don’t know how to spell?
  • How do you feel about getting a book for a present?
  • How do you feel about going to school?
  • How do you think you’ll feel about reading when you go to high school?
  • Would you rather clean your room or read?
  • How often do you read at home by yourself?
  • How long do you read for, after school is out and before you go to bed?
  • How many books do you have at home (just your own)?
  • When do you do most of your reading at home?
  • Can you remember the name of a book you read recently?
  • Do you like to read?

 from Tom Nicholson’s article in “Perspectives on Language and Literacy” Fall 2011.  Perspectives is a quarterly publication of the International Dyslexia Association:  www.interdys.org  

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