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This paper discuses the importance of pre-reading assessment to determine if a child will need early intervention to assure that he will become a fluent, independent reader. Next, the author indicates the appropriateness of using the Yopp-Singer Test of Phonemic Segmentation because phonemic awareness is believed to be the best indicator of a student's future long term reading ability. The paper underscores the importance of developing good reading skills early as reading is the base for all further learning. The appendix includes the Yopp-Singer Test of Phonemic Segmentation.
From the Paper:"Now, clearly there is concordance with the concept and the meanings of each term. The work must move on to develop a clearer explanation of how this awareness is indicative of reading ability. For many years educators believed that letter recognition and the ability to recognize that the printed word is read (in most languages) from the left to right were the most important indicators of reading readiness in children, and though these two concepts are important they are reflective of rote memory tasks, a concept of learning that is clearly outmoded. "
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