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ERIC Number: ED378525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Common Sense Approach to Controlled Word Lists. AVKO "Great Idea" Reprint Series No. 604. Revised Edition.
McCabe, Don
The premise of this booklet is that reading should be taught from the beginning to all students with the techniques and materials and orders of presentation that have been found to be effective in remediation, such as the concept of controlled lists. It is "common sense" to teach words in such lists in phonic context, rather than the phonic isolation common to many commercially available word lists. The standard Language Experience Approach (LEA) can be modified to teach students systematically words in both phonic and sentence context. To put controlled lists into effective use, keep the number of new irregular or sight words to a minimum, give maximum exposure to "known" words, introduce "word families" one at a time, and gradually introduce sight words from grades 1-12. It is the least frequently used word families or phonic principles that need the most drilling. Frequency of appearance is a starting place to pick the sight words and word families to teach, and to determine in what order. (Contains 14 references.) (RS)
AVKO Educational Research Foundation, 3084 W. Willard Rd., Clio, MI 48420-7801 ($1; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: AVKO Educational Research Foundation, Clio, MI.