These worksheets are for students that are ready to make that leap
towards reading independently without guidance.
There are several basic tasks a child should be able to complete before they are ready to engage with reading. As teachers, we need to be sure that they are ready to learn to read other wise it may set the child up for a bad experience. The worst thing that can happen is having a terrible experience that carries over to when they are ready to actually learn to read. This is like going to the doctor for a shot, if its not well planned. These worksheets will help teachers assess student reading readiness.
What Are Pre-Reading Skills?
Reading a text that does not sound interesting at all is a daunting task especially when a school student reads it. For the reading of such texts at any age, there are a few skills that are not only needed for the interesting development in children but are also important to understand that text. These skills are required on different levels depending upon the nature and complexity of the text. These skills develop in a student with time and the students of higher levels, with time and practice, start employing these unconsciously. Some of these skills are as follows:
Having a Grasp on Language
Without knowing the language in which one particular text is written, it is very difficult to read it at all. The oral skills in language are more important and are a prerequisite to the reading and writing skills. One needs to know the sentence structure, connotations, denotations, specific jargons, and another such related element before he or she can read any text.
Getting Introduced to the Text
Before you start reading anything, it is very important to go through the text or read its preface. This helps you in having an idea about what you should expect from the text. Going through the pages of a longer text helps you in identifying the chapters and portions of it and helps you in deciding the time limit for yourself in which you read a specific number of pages.
Reflect On the Title
The title of any text, as well as its subtitles and catchphrases written on the cover or first page, are very important. Understanding these can help you identify the text better and understand it with ease.
Have your Stationary Organized
Keeping a notebook, a dictionary, few pens, and highlighters, etc. with you before you sit down to read is an underrated skill that makes the process of reading flawless and error-free.