Family Matters

Home Influences and Individual Differences in Children’s Reading Development

Authored by: Jennifer D. Turner , Maria E. Crassas , Pamela H. Segal

Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415658874
eBook ISBN: 9780203075562
Adobe ISBN: 9781135120931

10.4324/9780203075562.ch20

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Abstract

[T]he home environment is a powerful context for shaping children’s early-literacy foundations. The experiences in this realm that each child has or does not have greatly affects the creation of the knowledge sources of oral language, book and print concepts, and attitudes about learning and literacy that will ultimately be available for use during reading comprehension.

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