ERIC Number: ED529098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills. Third Edition
Birsh, Judith R., Ed.
Brookes Publishing Company
As new research shows how effective systematic and explicit teaching of language-based skills is for students with learning disabilities--along with the added benefits of multisensory techniques--discover the latest on this popular teaching approach with the third edition of this bestselling textbook. Adopted by colleges and universities across the country, this definitive core text is now fully revised and expanded with cutting-edge research and more on hot topics such as executive function, fluency, and adolescent literacy. The most comprehensive text available on multisensory teaching, this book shows preservice educators how to use specific multisensory approaches to dramatically improve struggling students' language skills and academic outcomes in elementary through high school. They'll be prepared to: (1) help students develop skills in key areas such as phonological awareness, letter knowledge, handwriting, phonics, fluency, spelling, comprehension, composition, and mathematics; (2) plan structured, explicit multisensory language lessons that incorporate two or more senses; (3) create a positive classroom environment conducive to effective teaching and learning for struggling students; (4) conduct successful assessment of reading difficulties and monitor progress; (5) teach older students who struggle with reading; (6) work effectively with high-functioning adults with dyslexia; (7) conduct biliteracy instruction for Spanish-speaking students; (8) meet the needs of students who use assistive technology; and (9) know the rights of individuals with dyslexia. A text to keep and use long after the course is over, this book includes practical strategies and guidelines on planning lessons, conducting assessment, helping students with learning disabilities develop good study skills, and more. And the broad and deep coverage of multisensory teaching--unmatched by other texts--make this an essential reference and professional development resource for in-service teachers and reading specialists. With this timely new edition of an authoritative textbook, teachers will be prepared to deliver high-quality multisensory instruction that improves outcomes for students with learning disabilities and their peers. Contents include: (1) Connecting Research and Practice (Judith R. Birsh); (2) Multisensory Structured Language Education (Mary L. Farrell and Gordon F. Sherman); (3) Development of Oral Language and Its Relationship to Literacy (Lydia H. Soifer); (4) The History and Structure of Written English (Marcia K. Henry); (5) Teaching Phonemic Awareness (Joanna K. Uhry); (6) Alphabet Knowledge: Letter Recognition, Naming, and Sequencing (Kay A. Allen, with Graham F. Neuhaus, and Marilyn Beckwith); (7) Teaching Handwriting (Beverly J. Wolf); (8) Teaching Reading: Accurate Decoding (Suzanne Carreker); (9) Teaching Spelling (Suzanne Carreker); (10) Fluency in Learning to Read: Conceptions, Misconceptions, Learning Disabilities, and Instructional Moves (Katherine Garnett); (11) Word Learning and Vocabulary Instruction (Nancy E. Hennessy); (12) Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension in the Multisensory Classroom (Eileen S. Marzola); (13) Composition: Evidence-Based Instruction (Judith C. Hochman); (14) Assessment (Margaret Jo Shepherd and Eileen S. Marzola); (15) Planning Multisensory Structured Language Lessons and the Classroom Environment (Judith R. Birsh and Jean Schedler); (16) Instruction for Older Students with a Word-Level Reading Disability (Barbara A. Wilson); (17) Adolescent Literacy: Addressing the Needs of Students in Grades 4-12 (Joan Sedita); (18) Learning Strategies and Study Skills: The SkORE System (Claire Nissenbaum and Anthony Henley); (19) Working with High-Functioning Adults with Dyslexia and other Academic Challenges (Susan H. Blumenthal); (20) Language and Literacy Development Among English Language Learners (Elsa Cardenas-Hagan); (21) Multisensory Mathematics Instruction (Margaret B. Stern); (22) Technology that Supports Literacy Instruction and Learning (Linda Hecker and Ellen Urquhart Engstrom); and (23) Rights of Individuals with Dyslexia and Other Disabilities (Jo Anne Simon & Michele Kule-Korgood). Appended are: (1) Glossary (Marilyn Martin); and (2) Materials and Sources (Marilyn Martin). An index is included. [Foreword by Sally Shaywitz. For related books, see "Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills. Second Edition" (ED491790) and "Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills Activity Book. Revised Edition" (ED529117).
Descriptors: Multisensory Learning, Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Disabilities, Reading Difficulties, Executive Function, Reading Fluency, Adolescents, Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Language Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Phonological Awareness, Alphabets, Handwriting, Phonics, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Writing (Composition), Lesson Plans, Classroom Environment, Dyslexia, Bilingual Students, Student Needs, Assistive Technology, Student Rights, Mathematics
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