Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty


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Signs that a child has a reading difficulty can be detected as early as _____ .

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1. Inattentiveness in a child who has a reading problem can often be mistaken as _____.

2. What kind of words may be difficult for a kindergartner with a reading problem to recognize?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Reading difficulties can make school a challenging and frustrating time for students. Test your knowledge of reading difficulties with these assessments, which will ask questions about the types and signs of difficulties and the importance of addressing them at an early age.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to do well on the quiz/worksheet should have some understanding of the following:

  • When signs of reading difficulties may be identified
  • Inattentiveness of readers
  • Common indicators of struggles with reading
  • The importance of identifying problems with reading at an early age

Skills Practiced

These assessments will give students the opportunity to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the associated lesson on reading difficulties
  • Making connections - use understanding of the struggles of readers to identify possible causes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding common signs of reading difficulties
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why reading problems should be caught and identified early on

Additional Learning

To learn more about this subject, check out the accompanying lesson, Identifying Early Signs of a Reading Difficulty. It will help students meet these goals and objectives:

  • Understand the importance of teachers, parents, and others when identifying reading problems early on
  • Identify signs of challenges in Kindergarten readers
  • Learn the issues that may develop in first grade and second grade and beyond