ERIC Number: ED286309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Word Study: A Problem-Solving Strategy for Reading Comprehension. Postsecondary Intervention Model for Learning Disabilities. Study Manual #2.
Friedman, Brenda G.; And Others
Intended for language learning disabled college students and their tutors, the booklet examines the use of words as aids in understanding an author's meaning. Suggestions are offered to help students adopt a more comfortable and effective reading style. The first section examines ways to decipher authors' context cues for information. Eight categories into which most text-related cues fall are listed. Word structure is analyzed in terms of sound, syllables, accent, and spelling patterns. Word meaning is considered through the impact of plurals, possessives, and affixes (prefixes and suffixes). Examples are provided throughout, including a list of common roots and their meanings. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Barkley Memorial Center.
Note: For other manuals in this series, see EC 200 486-490.