Reading Readiness
The concept of Reading Readiness was introduced by William Gray's Report of the National Committee on Reading in 1925.

But for many years it did not provide an analytic tool to evaluate readiness before any instruction. It was mostly applied ex post facto. If a child can read, she was ready. If he cannot read, he was not ready. It was not predictive, only an explanation.

Today the following skills may indicate whether a child is ready to learn to read: