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ERIC Number: ED492554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 161
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-1-5938-5364-5ISBN-978-1-5938-5364-8
Teaching Word Recognition: Effective Strategies for Students with Learning Difficulties. What Works for Special-Needs Learners Series
O'Connor, Rollanda E.
Guilford Publications
Most struggling readers, including those with reading disabilities, have difficulties recognizing printed words. This unique, lucidly written book synthesizes the research on how children learn to read words skillfully and translates it into step-by-step strategies for the classroom. The author demonstrates how to plan and implement a coordinated series of lessons that address letter-sound pairings, decoding and blending, multisyllabic words, sight words, and fluency. The proven techniques presented are applicable across the primary grades; in addition, specific guidance is offered for working with older children who are having difficulties. A highly accessible guide, the book features reproducible assessment and instructional tools. This book contains the following nine chapters: (1) In the Beginning: Oral Language and Learning to Read Words; (2) Phonemic Awareness; (3) The Alphabetic Principle: (4) Beginning to Decode; (5) Word Patterns; (6) Developing Sight Words; (7) Reading Multisyllabic Words; (8) Reading Words Fluently; and (9) Older Students with Learning Disabilities. The following are appended: (1) Resources; and (2) Reproducible Forms and Checklists.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Students; Counselors; Teachers
Language: English
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