Unlocking Literacy

Unlocking Literacy : Effective Decoding and Spelling Instruction

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The updated second edition of Unlocking Literacy is here-and now pre- and inservice educators will have the very latest research and practical guidance on teaching good reading and spelling skills. Developed for general and special educators of students from prekindergarten to middle school and beyond, the new edition of this bestselling textbook arms teachers with the most recent developments in reading research and shows them how to apply their knowledge in the classroom to help all students learn.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 175.26 x 246.38 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Second Edition
  • 1598570749
  • 9781598570748
  • 17,843

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Another masterful contribution to the professional literature by one of the education's leading literacy experts. This book provides the practical tools needed to build fluent readers.--Donald D. Deshler, Ph.D."Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education and Director, Center for Research on Learning, University of Kansas" (06/07/2010) "Once again Marcia Henry has created a treasure chest of practical teaching tips for helping students coordinate the sound, spelling, and word parts for meaning in learning to read and spell. Research shows this approach works!"--Virginia Berninger, Ph.D."Professor of Educational Psychology, Director of University of Washington Brain Education and Technology--Education Site, and Coordinator, Research Area on Learning Disabilities, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Rese" (06/07/2010) "This updated edition, like its predecessor, is the most authoritative text on the origins of English orthography and the development of decoding and spelling skills. A stellar contribution that is a must read for anyone engaged in teaching children to read."--G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D."Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Education Policy and Leadership, Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas" (06/07/2010) "Since the first edition was published, I have referred to and recommended this wonderful book over and over again. No teacher, especially of intermediate and middle grade students, should be without this book."--Louisa Moats, Ed.D."President, Moats Associates Consulting, Inc." (06/07/2010) "A wonderful resource . . . Sharing effective and engaging teaching methods, Marcia Henry shows how to help students across the grades become strong readers and spellers with sophisticated vocabulary knowledge."--Susan Brady, Ph.D."University of Rhode Island and Haskins Laboratories" (06/07/2010) "As a speech-language pathologist, I believe this text is a most welcome resource for supporting children with language-learning disabilities in the classroom and in group or individual instruction."--Cheryl Smith Gabig, Ph.D."Speech-Language Pathologist, Lehman College/ City University of New YorkSpeech-Language Pathologist, Lehman College/ City University of New York" (06/07/2010) "For those who enjoy the thrill of an &#39aha' moment, there is one on every page. If you care about making a difference, this book will be your constant companion." --G. Emerson Dickman, Esq. "Many teachers will be encountering some of this information anew; for others, it will be a refresher course. All, however, will benefit greatly from this important volume." --Keith E. Stanovich, Ph.D.
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About Marcia K. Henry

Marcia K. Henry, Ph.D., brings more than 40 years of experience working in the field of reading and dyslexia as a diagnostician, tutor, teacher, and professor. Dr. Henry received her doctorate in educational psychology from Stanford University. Prior to her retirement in 1995, she was a professor in the Division of Special Education at San Jose State University, where she taught and directed the Center for Educational Research on Dyslexia. Dr. Henry taught as a Fulbright Lecturer/Research Scholar at the University of Trondheim, Norway, in 1991. Dr. Henry speaks frequently at regional, national, and international conferences on topics related to intervention strategies for dyslexic learners. She also writes for a variety of professional journals and serves on the editorial boards of Dyslexia and Annals of Dyslexia, the journals of The British Dyslexia Association and The International Dyslexia Association (IDA), respectively. Since retirement Dr. Henry has taught at the University of New Mexico, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Minnesota-Duluth. She provides teacher training related to the teaching of reading and related language arts and consults with several school districts and states on informed reading instruction. Dr. Henry is the author of teaching materials for integrated decoding and spelling instruction. She is a past president (1992-1996) of the Orton Dyslexia Society (now known as IDA). She is a fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and received the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award from IDA in 2000. Dr. Henry now lives on Madeline Island in Lake Superior, where she spends much of her time writing. She volunteers as a tutor at the island two-room elementary school when needed. She compiled Dyslexia: Samuel T. Orton and His Legacy for IDA's 50th anniversary in 1999.
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