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ERIC Number: ED409525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-4
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Easy Steps to Reading Independence (ESTRI).
Biggins, Catherine M.; Sainz, JoAnn
The Easy Steps to Reading Independence (ESTRI) Program is a reading program to be used to support whole language or basal reader programs by enabling limited ability or non-readers to begin reading, or to remediate reading disabilities, at age and grade appropriate levels immediately, without requiring the students to know sight words before entering the program. The philosophy behind ESTRI is that students use the same skills in reading and writing as they do in listening and speaking. ESTRI provides a simplified method for decoding unknown words, taking a cumulative and spiral approach to introducing the phoneme/grapheme correspondences, using the specific rule for identifying syllables in printed words that each syllable of the word contains a vowel sound, which appears in 5 ways in the English language. ESTRI could prove to be a valuable tool in helping magnet schools accomplish their mission. ESTRI is part of the New York State Education Department's validation and dissemination network. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A