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ERIC Number: EJ1156527
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Effective Word Reading Instruction: What Does the Evidence Tell Us?
Henbest, Victoria S.; Apel, Kenn
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v39 n1 p303-311 Nov 2017
This article is a report of recent evidence on methods for teaching young and struggling readers to read words. Specifically, evidence comparing synthetic and analytic phonics instruction was reviewed as well as the benefit of instruction in encoding and morphological awareness. The evidence reviewed suggests that instruction in synthetic and analytic phonics are both effective methods for teaching word reading to young and struggling readers and the inclusion of encoding in early reading instruction may provide added benefit. Furthermore, several investigations have found instruction in morphological awareness to be beneficial for improving young students' word reading. More research is needed to investigate the effectiveness of incorporating encoding and morphological awareness instruction into early reading programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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