Year of Publication


Paper Type

Master's Thesis


College of Education and Human Services

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



First Advisor

Dr. Janice Wood

Second Advisor

Dr. Elinor Scheirer

Third Advisor

Dr. Jim Mittelstadt


The goal of this project was to develop a reading readiness program which could be implemented into a given kindergarten curriculum. The focus of the paper was to identify the basic, skills necessary for successful reading and to list activities that the classroom teacher could use to increase a child's level of ability in each area. The seven basic skills identified as necessary pre-reading skills were; language development, listening skills, visual discrimination, visual memory, auditory discrimination, auditory memory and perceptual motor development. Over all goals for the project were also developed. Each of the seven areas discussed included; objectives, activities and assessment inventories. Recommendations for the project were discussed In terms of possible other approaches toward reading readiness.