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Children Who Read Early

reviewed by Berj Harootunian - 1967

coverTitle: Children Who Read Early
Author(s): Dolores Durkin
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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First-grade teachers are usually taken aback when confronted with a child who can read on the very first day of school. After all, the major focus of first grade is the teaching of reading. And since so many biographies of famous men make note of the fact that one of the first demonstrations of the subject's genius was his precocity in reading, there has developed a stereotype of the early reader. In Children Who Read Early, Dolores Durkin effectively demolishes this stereotype. Some children who read early have IQ's as low as 82, though as a group they are considerably above average in intelligence (median IQ's of two groups of early readers reported on were 121 and 133). Also, early readers do not necessarily come from socalled "advantaged" families. In one of the studies, there was a preponderance of "blue-collar" family backgrounds. Durkin in this book has attempted to do... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 3, 1967, p. 290-293
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2068, Date Accessed: 10/20/2019 7:41:33 AM

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