Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties

Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties

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Updated and reorganized to be even more useful, this popular book's twenty-nine chapters divided into six major sections once again provide busy in-service reading teachers the essential tools they need-specific, concrete methods-for diagnosing reading difficulties and determining how to correct them. The authors' easy-to-read language effectively explains what to do in the diagnostic/remedial process; and twenty-four exceptionally thorough appendices offer hands-on tools for doing it. While individual instruction is clearly identified as the ideal, numerous strategies are also offered for both small- and large-group instruction. Emphasis is on direct instruction, motivational learning activities, and "practice, practice, practice." It also features:Reordered coverage-Addresses decoding (sight vocabulary, phonics, structural analysis, and context clues) before oral reading. Set of tests for phonemic awareness-Includes tests for rhyming ability, initial sound recognition, phoneme blending, and phoneme segmentation. A chapter on phonemic awareness-Matches specific instructional procedures to specific phonemic skills. An appendix, Books for Emergent Readers. Test for assessing older students and adults.show more

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  • Paperback | 539 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 907.18g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 0130313955
  • 9780130313959

Table of contents

How to Use this Book. Reading Diagnosis Chart. Making Your Own Diagnostic Kit from the Appendices. PART ONE: INTRODUCTION. Introduction: Important Principles and Useful Methods for Teaching Students with Reading Difficulties. PART TWO: EMERGENT LITERACY ABILITIES. 1. Phonemic Awareness. 2. Alphabet Knowledge. PART THREE: DECODING ABILITIES. 3. Basic Sight Words Not Known. 4. General Sight Vocabulary Not Up to Grade Level. 5. Phonics Difficulties: Consonants. 6. Phonics Difficulties: Vowels. 7. Phonics Difficulties: Blends, Digraphs, or Diphthongs. 8. Structural Analysis Difficulties. 9. Contractions Not Known. 10. Inadequate Ability to Use Context Clues. PART FOUR: SPECIFIC ORAL READING DIFFICULTIES. 11. Poor Pronunciation. 12. Omissions. 13. Repetitions. 14. Inversions or Reversals. 15. Insertions. 16. Substitutions. 17. Guesses at Words. 18. Word-by-Word Reading. 19. Incorrect Phrasing. 20. Voicing, Lip Movements, Finger Pointing, and Head Movements. PART FIVE: COMPREHENSION ABILITIES. 21. Word Meaning/Vocabulary Knowledge Inadequate. 22. Comprehension Inadequate. PART SIX: STUDY SKILLS AND OTHER ABILITIES. 23. Low Rate of Speed. 24. Inability to Adjust Reading Rate. 25. High Rate of Reading at the Expense of Accuracy. 26. Inability to Skim or Scan. 27. Inability to Locate Information. 28. Undeveloped Dictionary Skills. 29. Written Recall Limited by Spelling Ability. APPENDICES FOR LOCATING READING DIFFICULTIES. A1: Code for Marking in Oral Diagnosis. A2: Preparation and Use of Materials for Testing Phonemic Awareness. A3: Preparation and Use of Materials for Testing Letter Knowledge. A4: Preparation and Use of Materials for the Quick Check for Basic Sight Words. A5: Preparation and Use of Materials for Testing Basic Sight Words and Phrases. A6: Preparation and Use of Materials for the Phonics Assessment. A7: Preparation and Use of Materials for the Structural Analysis Assessment. A8: Preparation and Use of Materials for Testing Knowledge of Contractions. A9: Preparation and Use of Materials for the Quick Survey Word List. A10: Preparation and Use of Materials for Testing the Ability to Use Context Clues. A11: Preparation and Use of Materials for the Reading Interest Surveys. APPENDICES FOR CORRECTING READING DIFFICULTIES. B1: Books for Emergent Readers. B2: Basic Sight Word Sentences. B3: A Phonics Primer. B4: Phonogram Lists. B5: Words for Teaching Short and Long Vowels. B6: Words, Sentences, and Stories for Teaching Structural Analysis. B7: Prepositional Phrases. B8: Prefixes and Suffixes. B9: Using the Cloze Procedure. B10: Repeated Readings Chart. B11: Precision Reading Form and Charts. B12: Charts for Graphing Words per Minute and Comprehension. B13: Suggestions for Interviewing Parents of Disabled Readers. Glossary. Index.show more

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