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ERIC Number: ED420035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 362
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-684-83966-0
ISSN: N/A
Reading Reflex: The Foolproof "Phono-Graphix" Method for Teaching Your Child To Read.
McGuinness, Carmen; McGuinness, Geoffrey
Based on the premise that the missing piece of reading instruction is code knowledge, this book is about how to teach a code and the best way for children to learn it. The code used in the book maps 26 symbols to nearly 40 sounds--there are many different ways to spell most sounds, and many symbols stand for more than one sound. Following an introduction by Diane McGuinness, chapters in the book are titled: (1) Reading Explained; (2) Getting Started; (3) Teaching the Basic Code; (4) Adjacent Consonant Sounds; (5) Teaching the Advanced Code; and (6) Multisyllable Management. The book includes: simple diagnostic tests to determine a child's reading level; a "literacy growth chart" to help establish goals; detailed instructions on how to correct faulty reading strategies such as part-word reading and memorizing; lesson plans, hands-on materials, worksheets, stories, word exercises, and games; and lessons constructed to meet the interests and capabilities of children of all ages. An afterword, various tests, and a glossary conclude the book. (NKA)
The Free Press, Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020 ($30).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A