Children Struggle To Master Reading – Study: 34% of kindergartners not ‘ready to read’

| October 2, 2015

By Alexis Bechman – Payson Roundup – Arizona Education News Service

In Payson, 34 percent of kindergarten children are not prepared to read when they start school, according to statistics from Read On Arizona, a statewide public/private partnership to improve language and literacy for children birth through age 8.

Students who don’t get enough stimulation as children lack the basic skills needed to start learning. This happens for a variety of reasons, including parents failing to read or even talk with their children and not attending preschool.

Brenda Case, director of student achievement at Payson Unified School District, said with “very limited” preschools in Payson, many kindergarten students experience their first structured learning environment on the first day of school. Teachers see students with limited vocabulary.

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