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Frederick J. Morrison, Heather Bachman, and Carol Connor

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780300106459

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300106459.001.0001

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The Role of Children in Literacy Development

The Role of Children in Literacy Development

(p.88) 5 The Role of Children in Literacy Development
Improving Literacy in America

Frederick J. Morrison

Yale University Press

This chapter discusses some child factors that are associated with literacy development. First, it considers the entrance age and gender differences in academic achievement. It then discusses the role of IQ, cognitive skills, language, and academic skills in relation to student's success in school. The chapter also discusses the social behaviors that influence school readiness: social skills, temperament, and self-regulation.

Keywords:   literacy, entrance age, gender, IQ, cognitive skills, language, academic skills, social skills, temperament, self-regulation

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