ERIC Number: ED420035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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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)
Descriptors: Coding, Parent Participation, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Remedial Instruction, Spelling, Teaching Methods, Young Children
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
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