ERIC Number: ED444115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Why Thomas Can Read: A Complete Tutorial. Prevents & Remedies Reading Disabilities.
McCarthy, Kenneth E.
This book discusses the background and origins of reading problems, including poor reading instruction and frustrations of different instructional methods. The book presents a complete method for teaching basic skills needed in reading. Part 1 (What Every Parent Should Know about Learning To Read) contains the chapters: "Does My Child Have a Reading Problem?"; "Thomas and the Hornbook"; "Why Reading Problems Aren't Recognized at School"; "Reading Readiness"; and "Testing Results." Part 2 (The McCarthy Method--A Complete Tutorial) includes the chapters: "The Alphabet"; "Spelling and Phonics--A Syllable at a Time"; "Associating Spelling with Reading"; "Introduction to Syllabication"; "Syllabication Exercises"; "Basic Skill Review"; "Mechanics of Reading"; "Developing Speed and Comprehension"; "Stories for Beginning Readers"; and "Reinforcing Basic Skills." (Contains 39 references. Appendixes contain information on reading habits of Polynesian children from Tonga, a reading questionnaire check sheet, and a sample lesson plan sheet.) (EF)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Elementary Secondary Education, Phonics, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods
Basic Foundation Press, 1140 Hidden Oaks Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025 ($32.50). Online at http://www.whythomascanread.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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