- Precursor skills
- Long Description:
These are skills that are responsible for the acquisition of reading in children. They develop before the child actually begins learning to read. Precursor skills include, for example:
- Phonological awareness: refers to an individual’s awareness of the phonological structure, or sound structure, of spoken words.
- Attention: the ability to concentrate sufficiently on a text.
- Linguistic short-term memory: the ability, for example, to remember at the end of a sentence how it started.