The Road to Literacy

How much do you really know about literacy and reading? Take our quiz and find out!

Quiz

How much do you really know about literacy and reading? Take our quiz and find out!

1. Learning to read is not simply one of many instructional skills -- it is THE skill, without which little learning can take place. Learning to read for most children is:

  • a natural skill, like learning to run.
  • an acquired skill, like learning to play the piano.

2. Just as many girls as boys have difficulties learning to read.

  • True.
  • False.

3. There is a direct causal link between a child's reading ability and the parents' level of education.

  • True.
  • False.

4. Research shows that children have better developed vocabulary when they receive stimulating literacy experiences

  • from 2 years of age onward.
  • from 6 months onward.
  • from birth onward.

5. How many American children have a reading disability?

  • Between 6 and 10 percent of American children.
  • Between 11 and 16 percent.
  • Between 17 and 21 percent.

Your Results:

1. Learning to read is not simply one of many instructional skills -- it is THE skill, without which little learning can take place. Learning to read for most children is:
an acquired skill, like learning to play the piano.

2. Just as many girls as boys have difficulties learning to read.
True.

3. There is a direct causal link between a child's reading ability and the parents' level of education.
False.

4. Research shows that children have better developed vocabulary when they receive stimulating literacy experiences
from birth onward.

5. How many American children have a reading disability?
Between 17 and 21 percent.

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